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LIST | Northwest Ohio COVID-19 vaccine clinics impacted by J&J pause

The move comes after Gov. DeWine requested that the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine be paused due to rare blood clot reports.

FINDLAY, Ohio — Editor's Note: The attached video originally aired on April 12, 2021.

The decision comes after Gov. Mike DeWine's request to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine over rare reports of blood clots.

The CDC and the FDA are investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination.

More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the United States so far.



A vaccine clinic scheduled for Tuesday at the Lucas County Recreation Center will now distribute the Moderna vaccine instead of the previously scheduled Johnson & Johnson shot. 

Lucas County Health Commissioner Eric Zgodzinski said anyone with an appointment for Tuesday can still receive a vaccine at their scheduled time.

Those who do receive the Moderna vaccine Tuesday should return May 11 to receive their second dose.

The county was using the J&J to vaccinate home-bound individuals, but that is also on hold.

"We're definitely not going to use Johnson & Johnson until we get the clear go-ahead," Zgodzinski said. "I'll reach out to the providers doing in-home vaccinations and find a way to get those people vaccinated with the other vaccines we have."

Zgodzinski said if you received the Johnson & Johnson recently, pay attention to your body. If you feel like you're having an adverse reaction, call your doctor.

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Upcoming Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine appointments with The University of Toledo have either been canceled, or updated to instead provide doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

"The university has an adequate supply of Pfizer vaccines and appointment times to meet the needs of our campus community. Prior on-campus vaccine clinics for our students and employees have distributed the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine only," a UToledo spokesperson said.


Bowling Green State University

The Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinics at the Perry Field House this week have been canceled and removed from the calendar.

The Wood County Health Department said this in a press release:

"This decision comes out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of the community. Pfizer and Moderna vaccination clinics are ongoing with appointments readily available in our area."

For additional information, visit the Wood County Health Department's website.



The University of Findlay has canceled its student vaccination clinic that was scheduled for April 14.

Johnson & Johnson would have been the vaccine distributed at the clinic in Findlay.

Students who have already received the vaccine are instructed to notify the campus health center or their primary care physician if they notice any type of reaction.

"Once we receive direction to resume vaccinations or that a different vaccine will be provided, new clinic times will be set and students will be notified directly to schedule/reschedule," university officials said Tuesday.



In a surprise Tuesday briefing, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced changes to several major vaccine sites in the state, including the Fostoria/Seneca County Mobile Clinic.

According to the governor, the mobile clinic will continue providing vaccine doses, but will instead have the Moderna shot.