New Kent rescheduling Johnson & Johnson vaccine appointments

COVID-19 Vaccine

FILE – This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. (Johnson & Johnson via AP)

NEW KENT, Va. (WAVY) – The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will not be provided at a clinic in New Kent Friday as planned.

If you have an appointment for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this Friday, you will be contacted to reschedule.

This decision was made in light of a federal government investigation into the vaccine. They’ve received reports of potentially dangerous blood clots associated with the J&J COVID-19 vaccine.

Virginia State Vaccination Coordinator Dr. Danny Avula issued a statement Tuesday morning after that announcement, advising residents that if you have an upcoming appointment for the J&J vaccine, you will be contacted to reschedule that appointment.

New Kent County will offer the Moderna vaccine for this Friday’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at New Kent High School instead. Walk-ins will be accepted during the 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. time
period.

The Chickahominy Health District has entered Phase 2 for vaccine distribution. Those who live or work in New Kent County, are 18 years of age and older, and wish to sign up for an appointment
to receive the vaccine are now eligible and should call the New Kent County COVID-19 Vaccine
Call Center at (804) 966-9677.

The call center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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