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For Immediate Release
April 13, 2021
Kate Flavin


County Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Dispensing

(Sedgwick County, KS) – Out of an abundance of caution, and on the recommendation from the CDC and FDA, the Sedgwick County Health Department will not provide the one-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine today. Anyone who scheduled an appointment for the J&J vaccine will be offered Pfizer.

County Health Officer Garold Minns, Health Director Adrienne Byrne, and Deputy County Manager Tim Kaufman will be available at 10:30 a.m. today for questions from the media via a virtual press conference. Details will be shared shortly. The press conference will be streamed live on the County’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

There is a very rare side effect that six people have experienced related to a blood clot. If a person received the J&J vaccine and within three weeks developed a severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath, they should contact their doctor.