May 6, 2021
Park County Resumes Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Park County, Colo. – Park County Public Health will again offer Park County residents the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesdays, starting May 12, in Fariplay.
“Vaccine safety is our top priority so we appreciate the abundance of caution the FDA and CDC took to evaluate and ultimately determine the safety of the J&J vaccine,” said Dr. Kathryn Fitting, Park County Medical Advisor. “We are happy to have this highly effective, one-dose option back for Park County residents,” added Dr. Fitting.
In response to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Joint Vaccine Task Force’s recent recommendation comes after federal health officials recommended temporarily suspending use of the vaccine after reviewing reports of six individuals in the U.S. who got rare and severe blood clots after receiving the vaccine (now called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome or TTS).
According to a press release from the FDA and CDC, the two agencies determined the use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine should be resumed in the United States and that the FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.
CDPHE has decided to proceed by including FDA’s updated warning to patients about the increased risk of very rare but potentially severe TTS, particularly among women under the age of 50.
PCPH clinics and mobile bus route offers all three vaccines, depending on the supply. All available vaccines are shown to be highly effective at preventing moderate, severe, and critical COVID-19 illness, hospitalization, and death.
Next week, PCPH will offer the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine at South Park Health Care, 525 Hathaway St, Fairplay, CO 80440 on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Anyone 18 and older may register for an appointment here.
If you have concerns or questions about the J&J vaccine, please check out these additional resources from the CDC and FDA:
- Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers
- Fact Sheet for Patients
- Johnson & Johnson Granting EUA Amendment (April 23, 2021)
We know you have questions. Get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccines offered in the state of Colorado, by visiting CDPHE’s vaccine webpage.
Continue to stay up to date about Park County’s COVID-19 Response by visiting our website.