FDA, CDC Lift Pause on J&J Covid Vaccinations
Following the FDA and CDC decision to lift the pause and resume use of the Johnson and Johnson Corona virus vaccine. Health officials in the state say all providers are being notified. They may resume administration of the single shot vaccine effective immediately. Here's WBC TVs Christina Rex, that pause did not have a major impact on Massachusetts vaccination efforts. Out of 2.23 million people fully vaccinated here on Lee 204,000 have gotten Johnson and Johnson Jersey still out there. Still, people out in about aren't sure they trust the single dose vaccine doesn't apply to me because I already got fries, all right. But like emotionally speaking, if I didn't get it, and I was supposed to get it at me, opt out and try to get something else. But local doctors say the investigation should increase confidence in the system and emphasize the J and J shot greatly benefits vulnerable communities with limited access to vaccines. These people that most benefit from a single dose vaccine from a van that could drive around from an outreach group that can get to places the other places aren't going to get it to those groups of people we really need to get to, and I think the Johnson Johnson vaccine doesn't matter. Simply facilitate vaccinating those kinds of populations. Latest figures from the state Department of Public Health Show more than 1400 newly confirmed coronavirus cases 13 new deaths 644 people hospitalized 156 in the ICU and a seven day average positivity rate of just over 2%.