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Local clinics not affected by Johnson & Johnson’s bad batch of COVID vaccines

State vaccine coordinator Dr. Danny Avula says the will equate to a nearly 100,000 dose...
State vaccine coordinator Dr. Danny Avula says the will equate to a nearly 100,000 dose reduction of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine starting next week which will most affect vaccine appointments over the next several weeks.(NBC12)
Updated: Apr. 12, 2021 at 3:45 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Johnson & Johnson’s bad batch of vaccines means New York state will see around 85 percent fewer shots from J&J this week. However, local clinics will continue.

It won’t effect appointments with the North Country Family Health Center, which uses the J&J single-shot jab.

It will administer around 200 shots at Mannsville Elementary School Tuesday afternoon and another 100 on Thursday at its main office in Watertown.

A spokesperson says they secured the single shots because they ordered them through a federal grant instead of through the state. So, their programs will move forward.

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