UA to pause vaccination clinics


The University of Akron (UA) will pause all on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics in accordance with the recommendation from the state of Ohio, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control. The University was administering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but will pause following the occurrence of extremely rare blood-clotting events involving six people in the United States after receiving the vaccine. 

Students who already scheduled appointments to receive the vaccine at UA clinics on April 14-15 will receive an email with additional information. 

Anyone who has received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and develops severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider. Counseling services are also available to students by appointment at 330-972-7082. 

The University will communicate plans for resuming vaccination clinics as more information becomes available.

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