class="post-template-default single single-post postid-521833 single-format-standard custom-background group-blog masthead-fixed full-width singular wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.4.1 vc_responsive"
Nebraska to pause Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine | KTIC Radio

Nebraska to pause Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Nebraska to pause Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

{WISNER}- Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is pausing administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, following CDC and FDA recommendations. On Tuesday, April 13th, CDC and FDA released a joint statement recommending a pause on Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccinations nationwide while further investigation is being completed. Vaccine safety is closely monitored by healthcare providers and local, state, and federal partners. While only six instances of this severe clotting event have been identified among approximately 6.8 million who have received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine across the U.S., the pause is a transparent and deliberate decision to allow time for a thorough review and investigation. Currently, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare. DHHS is communicating the pause to local health departments, healthcare providers, and pharmacies across the state. People who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within three weeks who have since developed severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath should contact their health care provider. Any potential adverse reactions to vaccines should be reported into the CDC’s vaccine adverse events reporting system (VAERS, https://vaers.hhs.gov). The last Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines administered by ELVPHD were given on March 22nd. ELVPHD does not currently have any Johnson & Johnson vaccine in inventory. However, other healthcare providers and/or pharmacies in the district may have administered the vaccine more recently.

Please note that at this time, there are no recommendations to pause the use of the other two vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna. These two vaccines will continue to be provided in Nebraska.

© 2021 Nebraska Rural Radio Association. All rights reserved. Republishing, rebroadcasting, rewriting, redistributing prohibited. Copyright Information
Share: