The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has officially been re-approved for use in Washington State.
The decision to reinstate the vaccine by the Western States Workgroup came after both the FDA and CDC authorized the restart of the vaccine.
JUST IN: #JNJ has announced that vaccinations with its #COVID19 single-shot vaccine will resume for all adults aged 18 years and older in the U.S., under Emergency Use Authorization, following a decision from @CDCgov and the @US_FDA. Learn more: https://t.co/XyOk9tTs3y pic.twitter.com/EsDoBvLCpS
— Johnson & Johnson (@JNJNews) April 24, 2021
“The benefits of the J&J vaccine outweigh the risks associated with it,” Governor Jay Inslee said in a news release. “We want to keep as many people free from COVID and out of the hospital as possible, and the J&J vaccine will help us get through this pandemic.”
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The vaccine was temporarily paused on April 13 after six people in the US reported cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot following a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.