April 13, 2021
NYS Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker released the following statement regarding the Johnson & Johnson
the CDC and FDA issued a statement recommending a pause in the use of
the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of an abundance of caution. New York
State will follow the CDC and FDA recommendation and pause the use of the
Johnson & Johnson vaccine statewide immediately today while these
health and safety agencies evaluate next steps.
appointments for Johnson & Johnson vaccines today at New York State
mass vaccination sites will be honored with the Pfizer vaccine.
the CDC and FDA have said, any adverse events related to the Johnson & Johnson
vaccine 'appear to be extremely rare' and, 'People who have received the
J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness
of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health
am in constant contact with the federal government and we will update New Yorkers
as more information becomes available."