Lane county officials to discuss re-introduction of J&J vaccine

"We're going to have to evaluate it and look at our strategy overall," Brown said, "We have thousands and thousands of vaccines to do and J&J is part of that."

Posted: Apr 25, 2021 6:22 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. --- The mass vaccination site at Autzen stadium administered 2,400 Pfizer shots on Sunday, and Lane county officials will meet as soon as Monday to discuss the re-integration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccination. 

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"We're going to have to evaluate it and look at our strategy overall," said Lane County vaccine director Micah Brown  "We have thousands and thousands of vaccines to do and J&J is part of that."

The shots were paused when several people were diagnosed with life-threatening blood clots were discovered in several people after receiving the vaccine. However, those cases were a small percentage of people who got the vaccine. 

Now that the Oregon Health Authority has approved them to be given out again. Officials urge citizens to thoroughly research their options. 

"We of course are also doing that [research], and looking at ways to make sure our patients are educated in what they're getting," Brown said, "and that they can make a conscious decision about what vaccine to get."

This weekend, Lane County distributed only Pfizer vaccine, primarily because it has been approved for the 16 and 17-year-old demographic. 

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