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Gov. DeWine Advises Pause On Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine In Ohio

Ohio State University clinic manager Paige Blankenship, left, administers one of the first Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to Osvaldo Campanella Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio.
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Ohio State University clinic manager Paige Blankenship, left, administers one of the first Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to Osvaldo Campanella Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio Gov. DeWine along with health department officials are advising all Ohio vaccine providers to temporarily pause using the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine.

This comes after a statement today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to pause the use of the J&J vaccine over some health concerns. Six women in the U.S. developed rare blood-clots following vaccination.

The Ohio State University released its own statement about the pause of the J&J vaccine.

The statement says the Wexner Medical Center “has put an immediate hold on all Johnson & Johnson appointments. No Johnson & Johnson doses were scheduled to be administered today, Tuesday, April 13, and the Wexner Medical Center will make decisions about the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine based on additional guidance from the CDC and FDA.”