UPDATE: Use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as resumed. See the official CDC Release from May 6 which addresses the concerns regarding the vaccine and the conclusions reached after the pause in use of the vaccine. Our doctors are continuing to follow the recommendations of the CDC with regards to pandemic related issues.
The recent recommendation by the FDA and CDC to put a pause on administration of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was done in an abundance of caution after rare reported cases of blood clots. There have been six reported incidents, all were in women between the ages of 18 and 48, and the symptoms developed 6-13 days after vaccination.
There is an emergency meeting of the American College of Immunization Practices scheduled for Wednesday, April 14th, presumably to address these concerns. Until we have further information, there is no recommendation to do any special testing if you or your child has received this vaccine.
An individual who has received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine develops symptoms of a blood clot: severe leg pain, severe abdominal pain, severe chest pain, shortness of breath, slurred speech, drooping or asymmetrical use of facial muscles, or loss of consciousness should seek emergency medical care.
Orginially posted 04/13/21