Earlier today the FDA and CDC recommended pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. For that reason, the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has canceled the remaining student vaccination clinics that were scheduled for today and tomorrow. Students scheduled to be vaccinated have been notified of the cancellation. Additional follow-up will be done with those students who were vaccinated yesterday to ensure they are aware of the rare potential adverse reaction.
The FDA and CDC recommended that states pause using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while they convene a group of experts to review reports of cases of a rare blood disorder involving clots occurring in individuals within three weeks after receiving this vaccine. To date, six cases have been reported among nearly 7 million vaccinated individuals in the U.S. While it is not expected since this adverse event is extremely rare, students who were given the Johnson & Johnson vaccine who experience severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after receiving the shot should contact their health care provider immediately.
Please contact Dr. Parker and Dr. Parent at
COVIDTesting@acphs.edu if you have further questions.
We continue to encourage all members of the Albany Law School Community to get vaccinated with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. There are several ways to schedule an appointment.
- To get started online, visit am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov.
- You may also call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
- Public Health and Safety Team