Local Health Departments React To Federal Johnson & Johnson Recommendation

(Undated) -- The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was to be used Tuesday at a clinic in Douglas County, but the county health department pulled it after the breaking news that federal regulators recommend a pause in using that vaccine.

"We have pulled the 'Johnson and Johnson' from that clinic, use another vaccine at that, and we will be pausing the use of 'Johnson and Johnson' until this situation is further studied and reviewed," department spokesperson Phil Rooney told KFAB Radio News.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Sarpy/Cass and Three Rivers Public Health Department have also announced a similar move.

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced early Tuesday they are "recommending a pause in the use of the 'Johnson and Johnson' vaccine out of an abundance of caution."

The move comes amid concerns of possible links between the vaccine and blood clots in some who get the single-dose shot, and that includes a man being treated at "Nebraska Medicine."

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