The program was suspended Friday night after four staff members experienced reactions after receiving the vaccine. No other cases have been reported across Advocate Aurora Health, officials said.
“So the immediate concern is whether there is anything wrong with those vaccines, but after discussing with our health departments and realizing that the same amount of vaccine lawyer Aurora has been used on multiple platforms inside and outside health, no other serious concerns have been raised. We have no real concern about the integrity of the vaccine. We felt that way, “said Dr. Robert Sidrenberg, director of medical management for infectious diseases and prevention.
One in four cases appeared to be a severe allergic reaction. The employee member performed better and was fired Saturday. The other three mild reactions that can occur after vaccination.
“I can tell you, the team members with a mild reaction were kicked out of the house. One of our medical staff was a doctor. We approached that doctor. [Saturday] He said he was 100% behind our people continuing to be vaccinated.
The Lake County Department of Health released a statement:
“As COVID-19 vaccines are being released throughout Lake County, we are constantly monitoring their safety and efficacy. Monitoring for adverse reactions is part of the standard process with vaccines, and it is not unexpected to see some minor reactions occur because some respond to vaccines differently than others.”
As a precaution, attorney Aurora Health is increasing the post-vaccination assessment period to 30 minutes for all individuals on all their sites. They continue to encourage employees to be vaccinated, but that is not mandatory.
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Vaccinations continued without delay at eight other Advocate Aurora Health locations in Illinois and three locations in Wisconsin, attorney Aurora Health said.
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