Four employees at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville suffered adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine, leading the hospital to temporarily pause vaccinations.
The four employees account for fewer than 0.15% of the approximately 3,000 Advocate employees who have received the vaccine so far, Advocate Aurora Health said in a statement.
Officials said that the vaccinations began on Thursday at Condell and were paused on Friday.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily pausing vaccinations at Condell, which will allow us time to better understand what may have caused these reactions,” Advocate Aurora Health said.
The adverse reactions included tingling and elevated heart rate, which occurred shortly after the injections.
Three of the company’s employees are home and doing well while the fourth employee is receiving additional treatment.
“Reactions are an expected side effect of vaccination. We are encouraged by our team members who are eager to get the vaccine to help protect themselves and others and bring an end to this pandemic,” the health group said in their statement Friday evening.
Advocate Aurora Health has eight other vaccination locations in Illinois and three in Wisconsin. They are continuing the injections at those sites as planned with no disruption.