Johnson & Johnson vaccination resuming in Washington State

Apr 26 2021, 11:57 am

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.

“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.”

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.

After an announcement by the FDA and CDC, Washington State paused the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further review of the six cases.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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