VA pauses use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Administration of Johnson and Johnson vaccine paused

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KFVS) - The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center is still offering the Moderna vaccine.

This comes as the VA temporarily pauses use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Those scheduled to receive the J&J vaccine will be rescheduled to receive the Moderna vaccine.

Veterans, spouses and caregivers may contact the medical center at 573-686-4151 and choose option 2 to request a vaccination appointment.

According to the FDA, as of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in the U.S.

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