JCHD will pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further notice

(Hillsboro) The State of Missouri has officially put a pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Bill Wise has more…

In a few cases, those that received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine have developed blood clots.

The Jefferson County Health Department has almost exclusively been administering the Moderna vaccine. Health Department Director Kelley Vollmar says there are some major differences between the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

The Jefferson County Health Department has held a handful of vaccination clinics using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and one of those was on Monday. The vaccination clinic held today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) is administering the Moderna vaccine and will continue to use that vaccine going forward. Tomorrow’s (Wednesday) vaccination clinic will be held from 9 AM until 3:45 PM at the Festus location. Walk-ins will be accepted today as well. Those interested in scheduling an appointment can visit the Jefferson County Health Department website at www.jeffcohealth.org/covid19-vaccine or call their registration line open Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm at 636-789-8941.