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Dr. Rachel Rubin Provides Update on J&J Vaccine

Apr 21, 2021 | News

“I wanted to update people today about the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine. We anticipate hearing from the CDC and FDA later this week that the vaccine will be put back into use, but probably with some restrictions and certainly a warning about the potential for the very rare complication of blood clots,” said Dr. Rachel Rubin, Senior Public Health Medical Officer and Co-Lead of Cook County Department of Public Health. She provided an update on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in suburban Cook County during a press conference on April 21, 2021.

“Many people are still asking for the Johnson and Johnson one dose vaccine, and we will continue to offer it as an option once it is approved for use again. Our new case numbers are continuing to be high, but it looks like we are leveling out with the daily numbers and our positivity rate. We need to remain vigilant and having all three vaccines available allow greater numbers of people to be vaccinated.”

“We are offering many different ways of getting vaccine including our mass sites, our targeted community sites that are restricted to certain populations such as the education sector and essential workers, as well as our homebound program where we are reaching individuals who are unable to come out and get vaccinated.”