Whiteside County Update on Vaccines and COVID-19

Cory Law from The Whiteside County Health Department was on WSDR this morning with Information about The J&J vaccine pause recommendedby The CDC.

Following recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC),  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Illinois recommendations the Whiteside County Health Department (WCHD) will be pausing the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. This pause is out of an abundance of caution  following 6 reported cases of rare blood clots paired with low platelet counts as treatment of these conditions when combined, differs from the standard treatment for blood clots.

With more than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine already administered, WCHD would like to remind individuals that this type of complication is likely very rare with symptoms appearing 6 to 13 days after vaccination.

Also the positivity rate is on the rise in Region 1 and Whiteside County, Cory Law explains below.

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