Kane County Cancels J&J Vaccinations in Elgin, Aurora — CDC Panel Says Pause Will Go On For 10 Days

Kane County Cancels J&J Vaccinations in Elgin, Aurora — CDC Panel Says Pause Will Go On For 10 Days

  • Editor’s Note: This article has been updated and corrected to say that the Tuesday, April 13, appointments for Johnson & Johnson vaccinations in Aurora and Elgin have been rescheduled. The original post incorrectly said Wednesday, April 14, appointments had been rescheduled.

The Kane County Health Department announced that due to recent events, vaccination clinics scheduled for Tuesday (April 13, 2021) at the Elgin location at 1080 E. Chicago St., and the Aurora location at 970 N. Lake St., will be rescheduled.

Tuesday was the only day KCHD had planned to administer the Johnson and Johnson, also known as Janssen, COVID-19 vaccine this week.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control called to pause giving the J&J vaccine after six cases of a rare blood clotting have been reported. More than 6.8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered.

UPDATE: Late on Wednesday, a CDC panel determined the Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine may continue for a week to 10 days, after expert advisers said they needed more time to assess a possible link to a rare but serious blood-clotting disorder.

Those who were scheduled for a vaccination appointment Tuesday in Aurora and Elgin will be rescheduled for the Pfizer first dose on Tuesday, April 20. Those who wish to schedule sooner can go to KaneVax.org for other appointments.

County Board Madam Chairman Corinne Pierog

“I would like to encourage everyone who was scheduled to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the Aurora and Elgin mass vaccination sites to please reschedule their appointments,” said County Board Chairman Corinne Pierog. “Our commitment to the safety of our residents is unwavering. Even though the CDC and IDPH have placed a pause on administering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, residents should feel confident about Moderna and Pfizer and get vaccinated.”

Kane County Health Department Interim Executive Director Kathy Fosser said Health Department officials are working with state and federal partners to monitor the situation.

“Our primary goal is protecting resident safety,” she said.

KCHD will provide updates as more information becomes available.

For additional information and current updates on the COVID-19 situation, visit the KCHD website at www.KaneHealth.com or call the Health Department at 630-208-3801.

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SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release