The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

JCHD Pauses Use of J&J Single-Dose Vaccine


April 21, 2021

The Jefferson County Health Department (JCHD) has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson’s single-does COVID-19 vaccine based on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation. The two federal agencies recommended the pause after six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed an extremely rare type of blood clot after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. With 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered in the United States, the decision to pause was made out of an abundance of caution and will continu...

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