BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The California Department of Public Health says that California will follow the FDA and CDC recommendations to halt the use of the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. This comes after various cases in the U.S. of blood clotting.
Butte County Public Health announced they will follow the CDPH’s decision.
This pause on the vaccine will remain while the safety is tested further by federal authorities.
All previously scheduled vaccination clinics in Butte County that offered the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be replaced by the Moderna vaccine.
Residents who had appointments through the Chico Community Vaccination Clinic for Wednesday, April 15, will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 17, to receive the Moderna Vaccine.
Residents who scheduled their vaccines through local pharmacies that had the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will need to reschedule with that pharmacy directly for new appointments.
More than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in the U.S. as of April 12. The U.S. CDC and FDA will review the data with the six reported U.S. cases of rare and severe blood clots in people who received the J&J vaccine.
Butte County residents who recently received a J&J vaccine who develop severe headaches, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks of their shot should contact their health care provider.