The 21st Show

Johnson And Johnson Vaccine Pause/Peoria COVID Cases Increase


On April 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Federal Drug Administration recommended a pause on use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is one of the three vaccines that has been distributed across Illinois and the U.S. to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

To discuss the pause, what it means for vaccine distribution in Illinois, and some of the other big COVID stories this week, The 21st was joined by three reporters.


Becky Vevea, Political Reporter for WBEZ 

Tim Shelley, News Director for WCBU Peoria Public Radio

Laura Ungar, Midwest Editor for Kaiser Health News


Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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