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Methodist in the Media

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Getting Back in Arms in Douglas County

Published: April 30, 2021

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is off the shelves and getting back into the arms of some Omahans.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services set up a drive-through clinic Thursday on the Fort Omaha campus at Metropolitan Community College.

Infectious disease experts said the Feds did the right thing by stopping the Johnson & Johnson shot temporarily.

Fifteen women ages 19 to 49, out of eight million vaccinations, suffered blood clots. One Douglas County woman ended up in critical condition. There's now a warning label on the J&J vaccine for women in that age group. They also have choices with Pfizer and Moderna too.

Methodist infectious disease physician Jessica Jones, MD, said the shot is safe and effective, adding that it doesn't matter which vaccine you get, just choose one to stay healthy.

"Being here in the hospital, we're not seeing, slews of vaccinated people in the hospital. We are seeing unvaccinated people get sick, and we just feel awful about that because it just feels so unnecessary," she said.

KETV: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Getting Back in Arms in Douglas County