Walters State Community College cancels upcoming Johnson and Johnson vaccine clinic

Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic at Walters State Community College has been canceled.
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Published: Apr. 13, 2021 at 5:49 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -Walters State Community College and Crescent Center Drugs has canceled its COVID-19 vaccination event on April 17 after the FDA and CDC recommended a pause in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

According to a release, the college partnered with the pharmacy to solely distribute the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual clots in six women that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination. The clots occurred in veins that drain blood from the brain and occurred together with low platelets. All six cases were in women between the ages of 18 and 48.

Ryan Kragel, pharmacist and owner of Crescent Center Drugs, said the pharmacy is no longer administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The pharmacy will continue to provide Moderna vaccines as they become available.

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