SPRINGFIELD — Following the cancellation of Tuesday’s Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Holyoke, Behavioral Health Network Inc. (BHN) announed that its Springfield vaccine clinic, located at 417 Liberty St., will still be open today, April 14, for previously scheduled appointments for administration of the Moderna vaccine. BHN will continue to administer the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines when available.
The decision to cancel the Holyoke clinic was made out of an abundance of caution and was based on FDA and DPH guidance due to rare side effects of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was the only vaccine to be distributed at the Holyoke site.
Those who had appointments to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday in Holyoke have been contacted. BHN is partnering with the Holyoke Senior Center to reschedule appointments for individuals who were impacted by the cancellation.