Update: Summit County Public Health officials will switch from the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to the two-dose Pfizer shot starting Sunday, April 18th.
To schedule an appointment visit the state's COVID-19 Vaccination site here.
Early Tuesday the FDA and the CDC both announced that they recommend that all states halt the distribution of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations.
The move comes after six people reportedly came down with a rare blood clotting disorder weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine from J&J. Three states had previously, on their own accord, stopped distributing the vaccine temporarily after other adverse side effects were reported among patients, including headaches, abdominal and leg pain, shortness of breath, and more within three weeks of receiving the shot.
So what does that mean for the mass vaccination site that's been operating at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge for weeks now, exclusively distributing the Johnson and Johnson vaccine?
Summit County Public Health Director Donna Skoda joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on 93.5 - 1590 WAKR Tuesday to talk about moving forward with vaccination efforts in Summit County: