United makes changes to COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tech campus

United makes changes to COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tech campus
The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the United Supermarkets Arena on April 15, 2021, will shift to administer the Moderna two-dose vaccine in light of the federal pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccination. (Source: KCBD)

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the United Supermarkets Arena on April 15, 2021, will shift to administer the Moderna two-dose vaccine in light of the federal pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccination. Participants in the clinic should plan for a second dose of the Moderna vaccine in four weeks. The second dose will be reserved for participants and will be administered at the United Supermarkets Arena on May 10, May 12 and May 13.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the CDC recommended a pause on the administration of the J & J vaccine until further review. Six cases of rare and severe blood clots were reported among the 6.8 million who have already received the J & J vaccine. All six cases occurred among women between the ages of 18 and 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.

The clinic is a partnership between United Supermarkets Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Texas Tech University. Questions should be directed to the United Supermarkets Pharmacy Call Center at 866-277-2843.

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