140 doses of vaccine administered at Orlando Farmers Market

Vaccines were offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this past Sunday

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Division of Emergency of Management reports 140 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were administered at the Orlando Farmers Market on Sunday.

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The vaccine site only accepted walk-ups. The event happened just over one week since U.S. health officials lifted an 11-day pause on the J&J vaccines.

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Scientific advisers found the vaccine’s benefits outweigh a rare risk of blood clot. The government uncovered 15 vaccine recipients who developed a highly unusual kind of blood clot out of nearly 8 million people given the J&J shot, according to the Associated Press. All were women, most under age 50.

Federally supported vaccination sites resumed its use of the single-shot vaccine, requiring a new consent form in order to administer it.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined ClickOrlando.com in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.