Updated: April 16, 2021

Federal and state health officials have asked vaccine providers to temporarily stop using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is so they can review six cases where women ages 18 to 48 developed a rare and severe type of blood clot. More than 6.8 million doses of the J & J  vaccine have been used in the U.S.

It is common for people to have mild side effects for a few days after getting vaccinated. These can include a headache, fever, or tiredness. 

If you develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination you should call 911 or go to an emergency room. Tell your provider you had the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. 

If you have a vaccine appointment scheduled with Multnomah County your appointment is still confirmed. You will receive Moderna or Pfizer vaccines until further notice.