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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 08: A Northwell Health medical staff member prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Northwell Health pop-up coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site at the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center in Staten Island on April 08, 2021 in New York City. NYC continues to have a 6.55 percent coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on a seven-day rolling average as the city continues to ramp up vaccinations. The city last week set a record of 524,520 coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

If you’re scheduled to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine anytime soon, it’s not happening.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has ordered an immediate halt in using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  This order follows the CDC and FDA recommendations of  ‘pause’ in using the vaccine after reports of blood clots in six women after receiving the vaccine.

The CDC says this pause is “out of an abundance of caution” and will meet on Wednesday to further review these cases and assess their potential significance.

More info will be available at the Mass Department of Public Health website and Twitter account.