For Immediate Release: April 14, 2021
APLMG Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
APLMG the Regional Vaccine HUB for Bastrop County has paused use of Johnson & Johnson / Jansen vaccine due reports of blood clots in six individuals. The Texas Department of State Health Services is asking vaccine providers in Texas to pause all administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine following the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
The pause is recommended following reports of blood clots in six individuals 6 to 13 days after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare and are being further evaluated to ensure vaccine safety. 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 contact their health care provider.
None of the cases of blood clots reported at this time have occurred in Texas, where more than 500,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered.
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Who is Currently Eligible?
As of As of Monday, March 29, 2021, everyone age 16* and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas.
The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone who falls under the current Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorizations. All vaccines are authorized for people age 18 and older.
*The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people 16 and older.
Additional resources to support Bastrop County COVID-19 vaccination efforts are shown below.