In response to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement that providers should resume using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and the Colorado Joint Vaccine Task Force are alerting providers they can proceed with using the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine immediately. Read more on the state’s website.
On April 13, the administration and use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was paused due to a few individuals developing a rare blood clot following their shot. After review, the CDC and FDA concluded that the benefits of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine outweight its risks. Although the risks have happened to a small number of people, information has been presented about J&J that contain details about the risks of the condition to further educate.
As of current, Pitkin County will not be distributing J&J vaccinations, but here are other resources to look through that may.