Hundreds of Johnson & Johnson vaccine slots open in Northeast Kingdom
BARTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The state of Vermont is resuming the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.
The state announced over the weekend vaccinations would resume after the CDC authorized use of the J&J shot, despite a rare risk of blood clots. Experts say the vaccine’s benefits outweigh that serious but small risk.
Tuesday, there will be a drive-thru clinic in the Northeast Kingdom using the J&J vaccine and health officials said that as of Monday morning, there were still about 300 slots open.
The clinic is at the Barton Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Meanwhile, clinics using the multi-shot vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have been taking place as usual.
Copyright 2021 WCAX. All rights reserved.