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.
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.
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.