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University postpones COVID vaccine clinic

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Northern Michigan University has canceled COVID-19 vaccination clinics in light of a federal recommendation to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

600 doses of the vaccine were scheduled to be given to NMU students this week.

Officials wanted to vaccinate as many students as possible before the end of the semester May 1st. But the Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration recommendation to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to blood clot concerns put a halt to those plans.

Northern is now working with the Marquette County Health Department to explore other options.