IMLAY CITY — On Tuesday morning, federal health officials recommended that the use of Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine be paused. As a result, the vaccination drive-through clinic set to happen today (April 13) will still take place but participants will instead receive the first of two doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Lapeer County Health Department Director Kathy Haskins informed the media of the change in plans a few hours before the clinic at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds was due to begin at 10 a.m.

The drive-through event intended to use the one dose Johnson and Johnson shot but both the Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced they want to temporarily halt its use while they review a handful of reported cases of rare and severe blood clots among women who received the vaccine.