Sinks Pharmacy has canceled a COVID-19 vaccination clinic that had been scheduled for Monday, April 19, at East Central College.
On Tuesday, the state of Missouri suspended authorization to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Sinks planned to offer either the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or the two-dose Moderna vaccine during the April 19 event.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was suspended out of caution due to a "rare and severe" type of blood clot possibly caused by the vaccine.
Sinks is sending emails to anyone who had registered for the April 19 clinic, offering them the option of receiving the Moderna vaccine at any of their stores.
The pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine on a walk-in basis at all of its Sinks, Medley or Towne locations in the region. For store locations, visit https://sinkspharmacy.com/.
This would have been the second clinic that the college and Sinks partnered in to vaccinate the public. The second-dose clinic, slated for April 27, will continue without any changes.