• Alex Lipovtsev

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Lifted

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met on April 23, 2021 and voted to reaffirm that “Janssen [Johnson & Johnson] vaccine is recommended for persons 18 years of age and older in the U.S. population under the Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization.” The slides that facilitated the ACIP discussion are available here.


Following a thorough safety review, the FDA and CDC have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. should be lifted and use of the vaccine should resume. The full media advisory recommends that providers, vaccine recipients, and vaccine caregivers review these revised resources:

CDC COCA Call on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine This CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) call will present the latest evidence on TTS after administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Speakers will discuss TTS and updated vaccine recommendations.

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Provider Call

The NYC Health Department will provide an update on the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine and guidance on building confidence in COVID-19 vaccines during this webinar:


Date: Friday, April 30, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Webinar Access: REGISTRATION