CDC panel meets, but does not change guidance to pause giving Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

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GEDDES, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Wednesday, a CDC advisory panel held a meeting to discuss the safety of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but they made no official change in their guidance, saying they needed more time, and will meet again in a week to 10 days. That means the recommendation to pause on giving the J&J COVID vaccine will continue.

This comes after six reported cases of a rare type of blood clot in women who received the shot. Yesterday was the last day they had the Johnson & Johnson shots scheduled, and there were 965 appointments for the vaccine.

Anyone who was scheduled to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was offered the Pfizer vaccine if they wanted it. The staff at the Fairgrounds were able to accommodate each appointment according to the wishes of the individual.

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With this switch, there’s currently no concern about the Pfizer supply at the Fairgrounds because they get regular weekly shipments.

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