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Al Lawson vaccine site halts Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Dangerous blood clots pose a perplexing coronavirus threat
Posted at 10:17 AM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 10:17:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Adhering to guidance from the FDA and CDC, the Florida A&M University Al Lawson Center vaccination site announced Tuesday morning it will not be offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further notice following guidance from the FDA and CDC.

In a series of tweets Tuesday morning, the FDA said it was recommending a pause after receiving reports that six people developed "rare and severe" blood clots after receiving the vaccine.

ABC News reports that in a statement, Johnson & Johnson wrote that safety was the company's top priority and that it met regulatory standards for reporting the adverse effects of its products.

So far, nearly 7 million Americans have received a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The Al Lawson site will continue to offer the Moderna vaccine daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.