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Pause of J & J Vaccine Causes Postponement of A.T. Still Clinic

A.T. Still University‚Äôs public COVID-19 vaccine clinic for today has been postponed as the use of the Johnson & Johson vaccine has been paused. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration are recommending that the United States pause the use of the one-dose vaccine following six reported US cases of a “rare and severe” type of blood clot. All six cases were reported in women between 18 to 48, and symptoms appeared six to 13 days after vaccination. One person is currently in critical condition and another, a 45-year-old Virginia woman, died. Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the state will follow federal guidance and pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further notice.