DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit has suspended the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by the city’s health department until further notice.
Detroit Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair said Tuesday that the decision is based on recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.READ MORE: Eastern Market Cancels Tailgating For Lions Games Amid Worker Shortage
Detroit “has a sufficient supply of Moderna and Pfizer (vaccines) to vaccinate everyone who had an appointment scheduled this week at the Northwest Activity Center or the neighborhood clinics for a J&J shot,” the health department said in a release.
The CDC and FDA said Tuesday that they are recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. Cases of unusual blood clots in six women that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination were being investigated.READ MORE: Michigan State AD Beekman Steps Down, Takes On New Role At School
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be given to people in Detroit who want to keep their same appointment times, the city’s health department said.
Detroit has been giving mass vaccinations at its downtown convention center which is unaffected by the Johnson & Johnson suspension because that site only has been using the other two vaccines.MORE NEWS: Court Extends Intimidation Crime To Transgender Victims
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