J&J vaccine 'paused' after adverse reactions at Georgia site

This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Photo: Johnson & Johnson via AP. This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

Associated Press
Created: April 09, 2021 02:49 PM

Georgia health officials say they're temporarily stopping vaccinations of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at one site in north Georgia after eight people Wednesday had “adverse reactions."

At least three other states — North Carolina, Iowa and Colorado — have reported adverse reactions of people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at some locations.

The Georgia Department of Public Health said Friday that one of the eight people at the vaccination site in Cumming, Georgia, was evaluated at a hospital and released.

Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey says there's no reason to believe there's anything wrong with the vaccine, and people who have received it shouldn't be concerned.


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