BREAKING NEWS: Oneida County Switching Out Johnson and Johnson Vaccine
Following a call from the FDA and CDC to 'pause' use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, Oneida County is changing plans when it comes to upcoming PODs.
Oneida County officials tell WIBX, county run vaccine PODs scheduled for today - Tuesday, April 13 - where the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was supposed to be administered will instead be using available doses of the Moderna vaccine.
The move comes after the FDA and CDC issued a call to temporarily halt use of the J&J vaccine after six (6) cases involving some form of blood clotting among recipients. Reports say one of the six cases resulted in a death.
Oneida County is hosting a POD at Parkway Recreation Center in Utica today and officials decided to switch-out the Johnson and Johnson doses and use the Moderna supply on hand.
This is a developing story.