CDC halts J&J vaccine due to rare blood clotting

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A nurse fills a syringe with Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine at the Vaxmobile, at Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center in Uniondale, N.Y. late last month.

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i health officials are putting a pause on Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccine distribution until further notice following an announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggesting a halt to all J&J vaccines.