SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Health officials in the United States said the pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines has been lifted, according to the Associated Press.
Government officials said 15 women in the United States developed a rare blood clot from the single-dose shot, according to the AP.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said more than 8 million people have received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Officials at the FEMA-back vaccination site at Valencia College west campus said it will continue offering first doses of the Pfizer vaccine until the state determines what day they will continue administering J&J doses.
Several county officials responded to News 6 on Friday to answer when Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be administered again:
Seminole County currently has 500 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“With the CDC and FDA lifting their pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Seminole County will resume usage of the vaccine for homebound vaccinations, as long as the individual consents to that vaccine. If the individual would prefer another option, Pfizer or Moderna will be offered in its stead.”
Health leaders will meet early next week to discuss if the county will administer Johnson & Johnson doses again.
Osceola County has a very small amount of this vaccine, according to county officials.
“Prior to the pause, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine that we had was used for our homebound resident program and some outreach events for the homeless and undocumented. We provide the Pfizer vaccine at our main vaccination site at Centro Cristiano Dios De Pactos Church in Kissimmee. The other state-supported sites in Osceola County – Chambers Park Community Center and 65th Infantry Veteran’s Park – provide Moderna and Pfizer respectively.”
Flagler County has only been administering the Moderna vaccine at county sites.
“Mayor Demings is not available, you may want to reach out to the Florida Department of Health.”