HUDSON COUNTY, NJ  - Following the advice of federal regulators and their own medical professionals, Hudson County officials have announced that they have put a pause on distributing the Johnson & Johnson produced COVID-19 vaccine.

The move comes following reports, including in the New York Times, of at least six recipients developing a rare disorder involving blood clots within about two weeks of vaccination. No ill effects from any of the three vaccines have been reported in Hudson County, officials told TAPinto. 

The USS Juneau Center in Kearny will continue its operations as scheduled, officials added. Residents who have scheduled an appointment will receive either the Pfizer of Moderna vaccine. 

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“After consulting with our own experts, the same ones that have undertaken the absolutely Herculean effort of getting our residents vaccinated as quickly and safely as possible, we have decided that proceeding with caution is our best course of action,” Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise said. “Our vaccination site at the Juneau Center remains open, and all that are coming in for vaccines, either Moderna or Pfizer, should remain confident as they will be under the watchful eyes of the Hudson Regional Health Commission.”

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