Apr 13, 2021 12:51 PM

Single-dose vaccine rural clinics in county canceled

Posted Apr 13, 2021 12:51 PM

Three single-dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics set for rural Saline County have been canceled.

Salina Family Healthcare Center, a part of the Saline County Vaccination Collaboration, issued the following statement shortly after 7:30 this morning.

Out of an abundance of caution, we will be cancelling today’s vaccination clinics at Gypsum, Assaria, and Brookville.

All three clinics were billed as providing the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. On Tuesday, the federal government recommended a "pause" in the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because of reported potentially dangerous blood clots, according to the Associated Press.

In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts. More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.S., the Associated Press reported.

Salina Post is attempting to find out how many Johnson & Johnson doses have been administered in Saline County. We will have that information for readers if and when it becomes available.