Lots of turned away from Dick’s Sporting Items Park Wednesday return for vaccine

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COMMERCE CITY, Colorado – Hundreds of Coloradans who were turned away on Wednesday for their vaccination appointment returned for their scheduled appointment on Sunday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

More than 630 people had to postpone a vaccination appointment on Sunday after some people experienced side effects from the Johnson and Johnson vaccine on Wednesday.

Among those rescheduled was Brady White, who waited over an hour for his first appointment earlier in the week.

“I actually stopped and was the third from last person to walk on the property before locking it up, and I just sat there. They were handing out water,” White said. “They said they were going to reschedule us.”

White told Denver7 that when he heard that the bulk vaccine transit clinic was closed for side effects for the day, he wasn’t too shocked.

“I had done my homework so I knew this could happen so I wasn’t too concerned about it,” he said.

Centura Health decided to stop giving Johnson and Johnson vaccines at its mass drive-thru clinics because the shot was missing nationally and these side effects began to appear.

However, these Johnson and Johnson doses, originally intended to be given in mass drive-through clinics, continue to be used.

“We are 100% confident in using the J&J vaccine. We are shifting its use to our outpatient care facilities, including our doctor’s offices, so that no vaccine is wasted in the state,” said Peter Banko, President and CEO of Centura Health.

Although White was looking forward to a single visit for his vaccine, he said he was happy with everything.

“I would have preferred to be one, but not really having to worry about having to do it twice,” he said.

Like many others, he is just looking forward to life getting back to normal.

“I played it safe for the most part, so I’m not going to go out there and go wild now, but I’m looking forward to almost going wild,” White said.

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