By: Leah Alsept
Per State of Ohio update, all Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration have been paused as of Tuesday, April 13. This pause is in reaction to a statement released by the FDA recommending a stop due to an extremely rare blood clot occurring after receiving the vaccine.
Tara Smith, RN and Director of Health Services at UF says “6.8 million doses administered in the US. Symptoms were seen 6 to 13 days after vaccination in women, who were between the ages of 18 and 48.”
She says if you have received the J&J vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination please contact the Cosiano Health Center immediately.
Gov. DeWine will address this temporary pause at a press conference today at 3 p.m. The livestream will be available to watch for free at ohiochannel.org.