After Being On Pause For 11 Days, J&J Vaccine Resumes In Mass.


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts has resumed the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday.

The CDC and FDA lifted the 11 day pause, following reports of rare blood clots in several people.

Massachusetts and Maine restarting the administering process and Vermont state officials said they will be used again starting next week.

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"Following the CDC's decision today to resume use of the – Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is notifying all providers they may resume administration of the J&J vaccine, effective immediately," a statement from the state's COVID-19 command center said. "The federal government had recommended the pause out of an abundance of caution due to an extremely rare condition reported in a small number of individuals nationwide, and the Administration appreciates their careful review of this matter."

New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut have yet to announce their plan for resuming the vaccine.

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