LA County Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Following FDA and CDC Recommendation

Research doctor holds up vial of vaccine

IMPORTANT NOTE: San Fernando Community Health Centers are currently administering the Moderna Vaccine to all our already scheduled appointments. If you have any concerns or questions on this alternate, please call us at (818) 963-5690.

The CDC and FDA have released a communication on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine status, details below:

LADPH Press Release - Out of an abundance of caution, Los Angeles County is following the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports that 6 women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed unusual types of blood clots 6 to 13 days after receiving the vaccine. This pause will last until the FDA and CDC complete their review, which is expected to take several days. 

Vaccine Providers in Los Angeles County will contact patients about rescheduling or providing alternative vaccine brands. 

These reactions are extremely rare, as nearly 7,000,000 people have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the United States to date. People who received the vaccine in the last 3 weeks should look for any symptoms of these unusual clots, including severe headaches, abdominal or leg pain, and shortness of breath, and contact their medical provider if symptoms develop. People who don't have a medical provider can call 2-1-1 to connect with a healthcare provider. 

We are grateful to the researchers and scientists working to ensure that all medications or vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccines, have the highest safety standards. 

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