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J&J Vaccine halt - Public reactions and updates from health leaders

State health leaders addressed the public scare brought on by the CDC recommendation and one lady shared her reaction to learning about the 6 J&J vaccine recipients who developed blood clots.

Posted: Apr 14, 2021 12:29 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs and State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers addressed the public in a virtual press conference on Tuesday after the CDC recommendation to halt administering the Johnson and Johnson one-shot coronavirus vaccine.

The recommendation came after the discovery of blood clots in 6 female vaccine recipients.

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" Right now the risk seems to be extremely rare, it seems like its going to be less than 1 in a million," Dobbs said.

"This is strictly with the Johnson and Johnson - we are asking providers to pause the administration of that vaccine," Byers said.

Betty Taylor of Tupelo said she didn't want to get a coronavirus vaccine, but her mind changed.

"I was kinda coached into getting one," Taylor said.

She got a shot, but it was not Johnson and Johnson.

"Everybody told me I needed one because I have COPD, and they said I really need it, so ok. I got one yesterday," Taylor said. "I gotta go back in three weeks."

She said she was certain about which of the vaccines she wanted to avoid, even before the news of the six people with blood clots came out.

"No, I've done a little study on that one, heard a man on TV, and no. I don't want that one. I made sure I didn't get that one."

" The majority of those have been administered in the clinic setting but we have also distributed doses out to hospitals, we've sent them out to corrections, pharmacies in the state, MSDH events," Byers said.

For now, places that we talked to with the J&J vaccines are holding them until they find out what to do next.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 515504

Reported Deaths: 10296
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34999558
DeSoto33360432
Hinds32743643
Jackson24906392
Rankin22565405
Lee16455245
Madison14954283
Jones14158248
Forrest13834260
Lauderdale12311323
Lowndes11357193
Lamar10693140
Pearl River9748244
Lafayette8868143
Hancock7849132
Washington7559169
Oktibbeha7229138
Monroe7068179
Pontotoc7033110
Warren6885178
Panola6791135
Neshoba6744210
Marshall6707142
Bolivar6468151
Union643598
Pike5942157
Alcorn5921107
Lincoln5540136
George510680
Prentiss508285
Tippah495683
Itawamba4884107
Scott478999
Tate4777117
Adams4776125
Leflore4749144
Copiah458195
Yazoo458092
Simpson4566117
Wayne443472
Covington434895
Sunflower4319106
Marion4295112
Coahoma4244110
Leake414191
Newton396182
Tishomingo386894
Grenada3789109
Stone366166
Jasper341266
Attala340490
Chickasaw318367
Winston318392
Clay312978
Clarke301695
Calhoun286850
Holmes272889
Smith270552
Yalobusha244947
Tallahatchie232353
Greene225149
Walthall222166
Lawrence220242
Perry214556
Amite210357
Webster206548
Noxubee188843
Montgomery182157
Carroll175441
Jefferson Davis174343
Tunica163539
Benton153139
Kemper145441
Choctaw137027
Claiborne134839
Humphreys132239
Franklin126530
Quitman107828
Wilkinson106139
Jefferson97134
Sharkey65321
Issaquena1957
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 847659

Reported Deaths: 16172
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1163752005
Mobile743371381
Madison53434738
Shelby38413371
Baldwin38171589
Tuscaloosa36131643
Montgomery34571782
Lee25664264
Calhoun22622519
Morgan22527408
Etowah20059520
Marshall18821318
Houston17769426
St. Clair16946359
Limestone16192220
Cullman16140305
Elmore15948295
Lauderdale15055307
Talladega14244302
DeKalb13061271
Walker12138380
Blount10765193
Autauga10545157
Jackson10204195
Coffee9435192
Colbert9363210
Dale9038192
Tallapoosa7283202
Russell710165
Chilton7078170
Covington6967197
Escambia6962144
Franklin6364108
Chambers5795142
Marion5435130
Dallas5302210
Pike5128109
Clarke485686
Lawrence4845130
Winston4785110
Geneva4650136
Bibb435495
Barbour370180
Butler3444101
Marengo342793
Monroe338366
Randolph337767
Pickens334790
Fayette331485
Henry321066
Cherokee319964
Hale318889
Crenshaw261678
Washington256852
Cleburne255460
Lamar253555
Clay252069
Macon245767
Conecuh193562
Coosa185847
Wilcox178338
Lowndes178268
Bullock152745
Perry141840
Sumter139741
Greene130345
Choctaw94328
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