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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Nurse Emma McCallum is seen administering the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine to a patient at the Sydney Road Family Medical Practice on March 23, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Medical practices across Australia have started COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible Australians under the Phase 1b rollout. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens announced Tuesday they’re suspending the use of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine after Massachusetts, several others states and the federal government urged providers to press pause on the administration of the shot.

The two companies issued the suspension per the recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent and the Food and Drug Administration to pause the use of the single-dose vaccine out of an abundance of caution.

 

CVS, Walgreens suspend use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, reaching out to customers to reschedule shots

CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens announced Tuesday they're suspending the use of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine after Massachusetts, several others states and the federal government urged providers to press pause on the administration of the shot. The two companies issued the suspension per the recommendation from the U.S.