State Health Officials Ask Providers to Pause Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Tue 4-13-2021

(Des Moines, IA) -- The Iowa Department of Public Health is asking all providers in the state to temporarily stop administering the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

The move by state health officials comes after the C-D-C and F-D-A called for a pause in the use of the single-dose vaccine.

Federal officials reported that a rare blood clot occurred in six women who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and one died. The University of Northern Iowa cancelled its vaccination clinic today (Tuesday). Students and staff will receive the Pfizer vaccine for the remainder of the week.

More than 78-thousand doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine have been administered in the state.