Varney: Pause of J&J vaccine ‘likely to make Dr. Fauci even more cautious about lifting restrictions’
Stuart Varney weighs in on the government pausing Johnson & Johnson’s vaccination effort.
Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a list of mass vaccination sites that will temporarily close after the suspension of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine Tuesday.
On Twitter, the first-term governor wrote: "The majority of Ohio's J&J doses have been directed to Ohio’s mass vaccination clinics and to our colleges and universities. Due to the pause in administering the J&J vaccine, some sites will proceed with Pfizer or Moderna and other sites will pause entirely for the week."
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Ohio providers including, Kroger's, the nation’s largest traditional supermarket chain and some college campuses paused the use of the vaccine while federal officials investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.
Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. halted administering the J&J vaccine at pharmacies and clinics in its supermarkets. Patients who were scheduled to receive that vaccine will instead get the Pfizer or Moderna two-dose vaccination if those are available, and if not, Kroger will work to reschedule those vaccination appointments, spokesperson Kristal Howard said.