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Report from El Paso County Public Health on Dr. Moma Health and Wellness clinic released as investigation into COVID-19 vaccines continues

A news conference was conducted by a woman on behalf of Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic on 4/19/21.
Published: Apr. 19, 2021 at 2:50 PM MDT|Updated: Apr. 19, 2021 at 7:01 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - 11 News has obtained a copy of a report by an employee with El Paso County Public Health concerning a clinic in Colorado Springs that has been suspended from the COVID Vaccination Program.

You can read a copy of the report at the bottom of this article. The report was released through an open records request.

It is worth noting, the owner of the clinic is not a medical doctor but rather a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice). The clinic in question is Dr. Moma Health and Wellness.

According to the report by El Paso County Public Health, the clinic was operating without proper temperature storage for vaccines. There were also issues with proper social distancing as well as unmasked workers.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced earlier this month that Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic in El Paso County is currently suspended from the COVID vaccination program and an investigation is underway. On Tuesday, CDPHE reported they are unable to verify if the vaccines administered previously at the site were viable because the provider failed to provide proper documentation of temperature storage.

The concerns impacted thousands of patients who had already received at least one dose of vaccine and thousands of people who had future appointments. Close to 4,000 people were administered at least one dose of vaccine at the clinic.

“I had been fielding several phone calls and emails in the HEA vaccine email box related to concerns and complaints about this practice and Covid Vaccine,” part of the report reads. “Most complaints said they could not get anyone to answer the phone, that they were not sure that they were a valid vaccine provider. The complaints had been steadily increasing over the past week.”

The report goes on to state there were 1,472 individual appointments for a single day, sparking concern for a clinic this size.

A brief news conference was held on Monday by the clinic. A woman who said she was not a spokesperson for the clinic spoke on behalf of the clinic.

“Dr. Moma is actively, actively working with all agencies involved to resolve this situation,” Elizabeth Higgins stated.

Higgins said a press conference would be held in the future to share more information. Higgins said she was not an employee of the clinic, but rather a supporter. Higgins stated she could not answer many of the questions because an investigation was still underway.

Click here if you received a dose of vaccine at Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic for additional guidance provided by CDPHE.

Click here for more information on where you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

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