Local Health Pharmacy, located in the Green Exchange building in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood, is offering Moderna’s two-shot Covid-19 vaccine by appointment.
The pharmacy originally received the Johnson & Johnson shot, however, vaccinations only lasted for a short time.
“We received Johnson & Johnson about two weeks ago. It was obviously extremely exciting,” said pharmacy manager Ola Issa.
That initial excitement was short-lived. Local Health went from a scramble scheduling 90 appointments a day to canceling them.
“We canceled a little over 200,” she added.
They came when the CDC put a halt on the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week. Health leaders wanting to do more research on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, after rare blood clots formed in six women out of millions of people across the country who got the doses.
Which means the shot is filed under the “do not use” category at Local Health.
Thankfully, Local Health just got a federal shipment of the two-shot Moderna days ago, with new appointments Friday.
Local Health Pharmacy is continuing to schedule patients for the Moderna Covid-19 vaccination.