St. Luke’s, Health District pause J&J vaccine | Coronavirus Covid-19 Info

Alonzo Osche

Pursuant to recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the South Central Public Health District and the St. Luke’s Health System on Tuesday suspended offering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

In the meantime, state officials are urging Idahoans to seek out one of the other two COVID-19 vaccines available in Idaho.

The CDC and the FDA recommended the pause as the agencies prepare to review the safety of the vaccine. In the United States, six cases of a rare—but serious—type of blood clot occurred in women ages 18 to

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