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The Latest: California governor says all schools must reopen

Apr. 14, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging all schools in the state to reopen, saying there are no health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning. Speaking Wednesday, he said: “Money is not an object now. It’s an...

Indian Health Service pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Apr. 14, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Indian Health Service is pausing its use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in Oklahoma and all other regions at the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration. “Out of an abundance of caution, IHS has paused all Johnson...

Lamont criticizes FDA's decision to pause J&J vaccinations

Apr. 14, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is criticizing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for recommending a pause in the administering of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The Democrat said Wednesday the response to a potential for a...

Biden says pause on J&J shots shows gov't putting safety 1st

Apr. 14, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a snag when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots. But the White House portrayed the action as important validation of his measured approach throughout the...

Hawaii pauses J&J, but moving ahead with vaccine plan

Apr. 13, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health said Tuesday it will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the state in accordance with U.S. recommendations, but officials say they are still on track to begin opening vaccinations to everyone over the age of 16 next...

Ohio college vaccination effort hits hurdle with J&J pause

Apr. 13, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor and health officials remained optimistic about the state's coronavirus vaccine distribution plan, even as providers and some college campuses suspended using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday while federal officials investigate reports of...

Biden says pause on J&J shots shows gov't putting safety 1st

Apr. 13, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a snag Tuesday when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots. But the White House portrayed the action as important validation of his measured approach throughout the...

Illinois halts J&J vaccine as COVID-19 cases rise again

Apr. 13, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public health officials are following the lead of federal authorities by suspending use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 while a potentially deadly side-effect is investigated. The state Public Health Department...

US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

Apr. 13, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday recommended a “pause” in use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination...

Arizona follows feds, pauses J&J vaccine due to clot reports

Apr. 13, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials urged a halt Tuesday to the administering of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following reports it could lead to rare but potentially dangerous blood clots. In a news release, the state Department of Public...