COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CBS4) – A clinic that delivers COVID-19 vaccines in El Paso County has been ordered to cease operations due to concerns about vaccine storage. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that it was Dr. Moma Health and Wellness has issued a suspension notice stating that they will not be given doses until the investigation is complete.
El Paso County Public Health visited the clinic where it allegedly failed to adhere to storage protocols, according to CDPHE. The county then alerted the Joint Vaccine Task Force.
The clinic has given nearly 4,000 vaccines, according to the Colorado Immunization Information System. It is currently investigating whether the positional incident has been isolated and whether the clinic has consistently followed the protocols.
“Health officials do not believe that patients at this site are of concern, but they are determining whether those previously vaccinated at this site should restart their vaccination series, as they sometimes do with similar incidents with other vaccines is, “he told the CDPHE in a press release.
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As of May 8, more than 7,000 appointments at the clinic had been canceled, more than 1,000 of them for April 10. The state says these patients will be postponed.