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Pause in the Use of Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine

CDC and FDA have recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States out of an abundance of caution, effective Tuesday, April 13, after six cases of a rare but serious blood clot condition in individuals who received the J&J vaccine. CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday, April 14, to address this issue. The pause is intended to allow time to prepare healthcare providers to recognize and diagnose patients, treat them appropriately, and report cases that may be related to the vaccine.

As of April 12, 2021, approximately 6.85 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine (Janssen) have been administered in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are reviewing data involving six U.S. cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J COVID-19 vaccine that were reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). The blood clot was seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets.  All six cases occurred in women between the ages of 18-49 and between 6-13 days after

People who have received the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine within the past three weeks who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath should contact their health care provider.

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Covid19 Mass Vaccination Sites – Gov. DeWine

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio’s state-sponsored Cincinnati and Columbus pop-up mass vaccination sites will open next week.

Both vaccination clinics will offer the Pfizer vaccine to those eligible to be vaccinated under the Ohio Department of Health’s vaccination plan. Individuals who receive their first dose of vaccine at a pop-up site will be guaranteed their second dose at the same site approximately three weeks later. Details on how to register for an appointment will be available in the coming days.

The 50,000 total vaccine doses that will be available as part of these pop-up mass vaccination clinics are being reallocated from Ohio’s unused long-term care vaccine supply that was initially required by the federal government to be set aside for use in Ohio’s more than 2,400 long-term care facilities as part of the federal long-term care program. Ohio has already administered nearly 160,000 reallocated doses from the program.

St. John Arena
410 Woody Hayes Drive

First dose clinic dates: March 18, 19, 20, 21 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Second dose clinic dates: April 8, 9, 10, 11 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This state-sponsored, pop-up mass vaccination clinic will have the capacity to administer up to 12,500 first doses and 12,500 second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The site will be operated by Kroger in cooperation with Franklin County Public Health and Columbus Public Health. Free parking will be available in the parking lot to the north of St. John Arena off of Lane Ave.

Cintas Center
1624 Herald Avenue

First dose clinic dates: March 18, 19, 20 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Second dose clinic date: April 8, 9, 10 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This state-sponsored, pop-up mass vaccination site will be operated by Kroger in cooperation with Cincinnati Public Health, Hamilton County Public Health, and the Health Collaborative. The clinic will offer approximately 10,000 first doses and 10,000 second doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Approximately 2,500 first doses and 2,500 second doses will be administered in Kroger stores located in high-risk Cincinnati-area communities that could be disproportionately impacted by the virus. Kroger clinic locations will be announced.

The Columbus and Cincinnati pop-up mass vaccination clinics being held next week are in addition to 15 permanent state-sponsored mass vaccination clinics and one state-federal mass vaccination clinic announced last week.

To learn more about the Cleveland mass vaccination site visit

For details on the 15 permanent mass vaccination sites located regionally across the state, visit

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Phone Calls from Vaccine Management Company for Residents who Signed up on the Covid Vaccine List

WCHD is working with our new vendor, Vaccine Management System (VMS), to contact individuals who have signed up on the Covid vaccine list. Warren County residents who are on the list may receive a call from the Vaccine Management System (VMS) asking if you would like to schedule your appointment. They may also leave a voice message asking you to call 1-866-982-1979 to schedule your appointment. After VMS confirms that you would like an appointment for a covid vaccination with the Warren County Health District, VMS will schedule your appointment in the new Vaccine Management System for WCHD. The Warren County COVID-19 Vaccination Interest list is no longer accepting new names. If you have questions, please call (513) 695-SHOT (7468).

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