In accordance with the guidance released this morning by the CDC and the Department of State Health Services, we are canceling the Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic that was to take place at the Kingsland Community Center and Methodist Church in Llano this week.
This will not affect any of our efforts to use the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Specifically, the Pfizer vaccine clinic for teens on Wednesday and Thursday in Kingsland and Llano, the second dose Moderna vaccines that are scheduled 4/14 at Mid Coast Hospital, the Moderna vaccines scheduled at Corner Drug and Hill Country Direct Care, as well as the second dose Moderna vaccines that are scheduled for 4/22 at the Kingsland Community Center are unaffected by this guidance released by the CDC. We plan to proceed with these events.
For the foreseeable future, individuals who wish to have a Covid vaccine are encouraged to contact Corner Drug, Bay Pharmacy, Mid Coast Health Care, or Hill Country Direct Care to schedule a Moderna vaccine appointment. They may also check for our sign-ups at the Corner Drug Facebook page, and website, as well as the Hill Country Direct Care Facebook page and the www.Llanocountycovid.com website.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has not been recalled, the CDC is asking that we pause vaccine rollouts with this vaccine while they investigate reports of blood clots. This occurred in a very small fraction of individuals who had this vaccine (less than one in 1 million). Individuals who have had this vaccine should watch for signs of blood clots which include shortness of breath, leg swelling, and sudden unilateral leg pain. Individuals with these signs and symptoms should contact their physician.
Jack Franklin MD
Llano County LHA