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Memorial Health System Pauses Administration of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial Health System (MHS) has followed guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accordingly, MHS has immediately suspended Johnson & Johnson vaccinations at all locations.

In Springfield, MHS is partnering to offer clinics this evening at Third Presbyterian Church; Wednesday at MERCY Communities Inc.; and Thursday at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois. We will administer Pfizer vaccine at these locations, rather than the Johnson & Johnson that had originally been scheduled.

MHS’ South Sixth Street vaccination clinic administers Pfizer and Moderna, and is unaffected.

We are canceling Johnson & Johnson clinics that had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and for Friday, April 16, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

Vaccination clinics scheduled for Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15 at Passavant Area Hospital will administer Moderna, and will continue as scheduled.

Safety is a core value of Memorial Health System. We will continue to monitor the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health guidance, and continue to work to provide other vaccination options for the communities we serve.