Apr 13, 2021 7:21 PM

Vaccination clinic at National Guard still on, but with Moderna

Posted Apr 13, 2021 7:21 PM

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic that was scheduled for Thursday at the National Guard building is still a go...just with a different vaccine.

According to information from the Salina Family Healthcare Center, a part of the Saline County Vaccination Collaboration, Moderna vaccine will be available at the clinic, which is scheduled for noon-6 p.m. at the National Guard building, 2929 Scanlan Avenue.

Walk-ins must be available for a second dose in four weeks. A limited supply of the vaccine is available.

Originally, the clinic was scheduled to use the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, however, earlier today, 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.

Shortly after, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced that the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the state would be paused.