Did you receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a Lower Lights Christian Health Center COVID-19 vaccine event?
People who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should seek medical attention, according to the FDA and CDC statement. It is important that you let your medical provider know that you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If you do not have a medical provider you should go to the nearest emergency department.
Why? Yesterday the State of Ohio “paused” the delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
This is in response to a statement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following rare blood-clotting events in six people in the U.S. after receiving the vaccine. The federal government is expected to pause administration of the vaccine at all federally run vaccination sites.
“We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution,” Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, and Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC, said in a joint statement. “Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare.”
The cases have occurred in women between 18 and 48 and the reactions have taken place within 6-13 days after receiving the vaccine. Approximately 6.8 million people have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the U.S. 264,311 of those vaccinations were administered in Ohio.
This pause does not affect the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, which continue to be available. To schedule a vaccination appointment with Lower Lights Christian Health Center, see below.