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SLO County resumes Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Cali. - San Luis Obispo Public Health department will resume administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after health officials lifted the temporary pause on its use.

The pause was put in place by the CDC and FDA after receiving reports of a rare type of blood clotting called TTS within weeks of taking the vaccine.

Locally, about 2,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered by County Public Health, and no cases of thrombosis – thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) have occurred.

“We are happy to have confirmation from multiple entities that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe to resume administering locally,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Public Health Officer. “This pause was an example of how vaccine safety is monitored on a national level.”

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will now be available at community vaccination clinics and local pharmacies.

If you have received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, contact your healthcare provider.

Health / San Luis Obispo County

Amy Maetzold

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