South Lake Tahoe, CA- Based on the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services also announces the temporary suspension of the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. In addition, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statement from Dr. Erica Pan, state epidemiologist, regarding further details about the concerns of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
“Today, the CDC and FDA have recommended a temporary pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution. Of over 6.8 million doses administered nationally, there have been six reported cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot with symptoms occurring 6 to 13 days after vaccination. California is following the FDA and CDC’s recommendation and has directed health care providers to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until we receive further direction from health and safety experts.”
For more information about the adverse effects, and what to do if you are experiencing symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider.
To read the Joint CDC and FDA Statement on the COVID-19 Johnson and Johnson vaccine go here.
The City of South Lake Tahoe will continue to update the community on the status of the vaccine as information becomes available from the CDPH and El Dorado County.
Please note: For the vaccine clinics happening on Sunday, April 18th, and Monday, April 19th, we will be administering the Moderna Vaccine. The vaccine clinics for both days are by appointment only and fully booked.