UPDATE: Adams County Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic canceled
NEKOOSA, Wis. (WSAW) - The Adams County Health Department has canceled two vaccine clinics scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommended the immediate halt of the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The CDC and FDA said Tuesday they were investigating unusual clots that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination. The clots occurred in veins that drain blood from the brain and occurred together with low platelets. All six cases were in women between the ages of 18 and 48; there was one death and all remained under investigation.
Adams County Health Department staff will contact people that signed up for the clinic and share the next steps.
The county’s Pfizer and Moderna clinics are not impacted.
The Adams County Health Department has organized two vaccine clinics to be held this week in Adams County. Appointments are required to receive a vaccine.
The first clinic is Wednesday, April 14 from 9 a.m. until 11 at the Adams County Highway Department, located at 1342 County Rd F in Adams. The second clinic is Thursday, April 15 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Town of Rome Fire Department, located at 1156 Alpine Dr. in Nekoosa.
Johnson & Johnson is a one-dose vaccine. It is available to people ages 18 and older.
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