ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Washtenaw County Health Department is planning to resume offering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at clinics after an 11-day nationwide pause on the vaccine was lifted.
Michigan resumed use of the single-dose vaccine on April 23 after it was given the green light by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Initially, use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was paused based on recommendations from the FDA and CDC on April 13 after 15 confirmed cases of rare blood clots developed in recipients. More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J shot had been administered by April 12.
Health officials lifted the pause after a safety review from the CDC Advisory Panel and recommended that the vaccine be given to individuals 18 years and older.
The Washtenaw County Health Department plans to offer the vaccine as an option at county clinics soon. “This change may take a week or two”, the Health Department said in an update.
Additional updates from WCHD will be made through its COVID-19 vaccination website.