Lucas County resumes use of J&J COVID vaccine

This follows a recommended pause in use of the shot, believed to be partly responsible for blood clots.

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Starting today, the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department will once again be offering the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following a recommended pause in use of the shot by the CDC and FDA. Health officials are concerned that those who were already hesitant about receiving the vaccine will be even more hesitant, and likely avoid getting vaccinated altogether.

If you’d like to avoid the J&J shot, there is a way to do so. Visit the state’s vaccine website,, and you can search for local vaccine clinics not offering the shot at this point in time.

Earlier this week, the CDC updated its guidance on mask wearing, saying full vaccinated people can safely attend small outdoor gatherings without the need to wear a mask.

But despite that new guidance, health officials say it’s important to remain cautious, as the guidance says masks should remain on if the event or gathering you’re attending is indoors, and there’s a significant amount of people in attendance.

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