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CSUB vaccination hub, BC to pause use of J&J vaccine following warnings from FDA & CDC

CSUB Vaccination Hub
Posted at 6:51 AM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 11:31:24-04

(KERO) — The CSUB vaccination hub and Bakersfield College both announced they will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and the Food & Drug Administration.

The CSUB hub started administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Friday after weeks of administering the Pfizer vaccine. Starting Tuesday, they will return to administering the Pfizer shot.

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FDA, CDC recommend a pause in use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

Scripps National
4:19 AM, Apr 13, 2021

On Tuesday morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a pause of the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following multiple reports of people having blood clots.

David Womack, senior vice president at Kaiser Permanente and operations lead at the CSUB vaccination hub told 23ABC that it will go back to offering the Pfizer vaccine this morning.

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Womack also said, after getting word of the Johnson & Johnson decision overnight, Kaiser was told it would get an increase in shipments of the Pfizer vaccine.

BC also announced Tuesday it is canceling its clinics which were on track to distribute the Johnson and Johnson Jannsen vaccine. BC’s Student Health and Wellness Center is continuing to accept appointments for any clinics distributing the Moderna vaccine and second doses. These clinics and appointments can be found on Myturn.ca.gov.