US states are shifting gears to give residents other versions of the Covid-19 vaccine just after federal health and fitness authorities identified as for a pause in the rollout of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.

The Centers for Condition Management and Prevention and the Food items and Drug Administration declared on Monday they were recommending that companies halt the use of the J&J vaccine, citing 6 documented instances of a uncommon and extreme sort of blood clot in people who received it. The US has administered much more than 6.8m J&J doses so much.

New Jersey advised vaccination web sites to terminate or postpone appointments for the J&J vaccine, with the state suspending the rollout “out of an abundance of caution.” The state’s well being section reported it will operate with people web sites to administer an option two-dose vaccine from Moderna or BioNTech/Pfizer.

In neighbouring New York, officials mentioned men and women who experienced signed up to get the single-dose J&J vaccine on Tuesday at mass vaccination websites will be presented the Pfizer jab.

“New York State will follow the CDC and Food and drug administration recommendation and pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine statewide immediately today whilst these well being and safety organizations assess following ways,” health and fitness commissioner Howard Zucker mentioned in a statement.

Connecticut, which informed vaccine vendors to possibly hold off J&J vaccinations or offer an alternate dose, mentioned there have been no described really serious adverse gatherings among the about 100,000 residents who have received the J&J vaccine.

“Although these gatherings are unusual, and none have occurred in Connecticut, the Connecticut Division of Community Wellbeing endorses that Covid vaccine suppliers pause on administration of J&J vaccine for the time staying although the Fda and CDC entire their evaluate,” the agency reported.

Florida governor Ron DeSantis stated the point out has “a whole lot of the Pfizer and Moderna” vaccines and most J&J photographs delivered so considerably have been administered. “In phrases of availability, I think you are nevertheless going to have pretty sturdy availability of the vaccine,” he mentioned all through a press conference.

DeSantis mentioned that Florida’s anticipated allotment of J&J doses was now due to drop this 7 days and subsequent. Other states ended up also set to get less does from J&J adhering to a production blend-up at a plant in Baltimore.

Florida will observe the federal government’s steerage to pause J&J vaccines right until it completes its evaluation, according to DeSantis. “I imagine that what they’re carrying out is out of an abundance of warning.”

“My hope would be that this is some thing that is a very little bit of a speed bump, and that you would be in a position to get back” to offering out the vaccine, he extra.