The Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccination has been paused for distribution and administration. This is due to an abundance of caution as 6 cases of rare blood clots have been reported. So far, over 7 million doses have been administered nationwide, making this a rare event. The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will be meeting today and this week to evaluate these cases and ensure the vaccine continues to be safe.
Heritage Health has not received or administered the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in its operations in Kootenai County or Shoshone County. Patients and community members who have received COVID vaccination with Heritage Health have received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination thus far.
If you have received any COVID vaccination and feel you have had an adverse reaction, contact your Primary Care Provider or the vaccine provider at any time after vaccination.
Peter Purrington, MD, MBA, CPE, CHCQM
Chief Clinical Officer