Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update
Following guidance from the CDC, FDA and the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Wake Forest Baptist Health has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
This pause is being done out of an abundance of caution while the FDA and CDC research six reported cases of patients – out of 6.8 million people in the U.S. who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – who have developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within two weeks of receiving the vaccine.
Since we were not planning to use the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for any upcoming appointments in the near future, this pause will not affect current vaccination appointments at Wake Forest Baptist Health. We continue to offer Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, with appointments currently available by calling 336-70-COVID (ages 16 and up) or online through myWakeHealth (ages 18 and up).