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NMU pauses Johnson and Johnson clinics due to federal guidance

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University officials said the university is pausing its administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Its vaccination clinics were to taken place today and Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control and the Food and Drug Administration have urged the pause for all use of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine following six reported U.S. cases of severe blood clotting, according to news reports. NMU will work with the Marquette County Health Department concerning options for the students, officials said.

NMU’s Health Center was notified last week it would receive an allocation of J & J single-shot doses and scheduled clinics in the hope of fully vaccinating students before the end of the semester.

Students who had appointments for the clinics and still wish to begin the vaccination process with the Moderna vaccine can do so through the Marquette County Health Department on Wednesday by signing up at co.marquette.mi.us.

The MCHD clinic is being held on at the Northern Center on NMU’s campus. Students who register for the MCHD’s Wednesday clinic will be notified as quickly as possible, and no later than the end of the business day today for registrations made before 4 p.m., as to their Wednesday appointment time.

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