Johnson & Johnson vaccine resumes, keeping Milford Pharmacy busy

After nearly a two-week pause, pharmacies in western Connecticut are once again administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

News 12 Staff

Apr 26, 2021, 9:56 PM

Updated 1,122 days ago

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After nearly a two-week pause, pharmacies in western Connecticut are once again administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
The Food and Drug Administration recommended the pause on April 13 after six female patients showed serious blood clots. One of them died.
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Milford Pharmacy Manager Dr. Noura Jeblawi says the location has been busy vaccinating residents since the Johnson & Johnson vaccine came back online.
"They do trust the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and FDA of how they stated that the benefits overweight the risk,” she said.
Nelson Pickering says he requested the Johnson & Johnson vaccine despite the recent scare.
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“I'm a little nervous. But I think the chances that one of those severe symptoms are going to happen are pretty low,” he said.
Volunteers say many patients are still opting for the convenience of one-dose protection.
Residents can book their vaccine appointment at Milford Pharmacy & Home Care here.



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