The Indian Health Service has confirmed that they will follow this guidance. IHS has three vaccine safety monitoring systems in place. To date, there have been no reported cases of the rare and severe type of blood clot seen in some individuals who have received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.
By recommendation of the CDC and FDA, IHS and Tribal health facilities and clinics are advised to implement the following guidance until further notice:
Stop or discontinue administering the J&J/Janssen vaccine until further notice.
All J&J/Janssen doses delivered to provider sites today, April 13, should be received, inspected, and stored.
Existing J&J/Janssen inventory at enrolled provider sites should be labeled “Do not use. Awaiting guidance.” and stored between 2°C and 8°C (36°F and 46°F)..
Unfilled orders for J&J/Janssen submitted prior to April 13 will be held until further notice.
No new orders for J&J/Janssen will be accepted at this time.
For Tribal community members and patients:
For those who received the J&J COVID-19 vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, should contact a healthcare provider, or seek medical care. If you are unsure which vaccine you have received, please consult your vaccination card or contact your provider.
For those who are scheduled to receive the J&J vaccine, please contact the healthcare provider, vaccination location, or clinic to learn about additional vaccine availability.
Continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websitefor updated information and guidance on the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.