The rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been put on hold in Dallas and the rest of the country according to an NBC 5 DFW article from April 13th. In it they say:
“In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating clots in six women that occurred 6 to 13 days after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The clots were observed in the sinuses of the brain along with reduced platelet counts — making the usual treatment for blood clots, the blood thinner heparin, potentially “dangerous.”
More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.S., the vast majority with no or mild side effects.”
As a result, Dallas’ in-home vaccination plans, which were set to use the J&J vaccine, have also been put on hold according to a Spectrum Local News article from April 13th. In it they say:
“According to city leaders, Dallas and the Visiting Nurses Association of Texas were slated to start those at-home vaccinations on Tuesday.
However, the FDA and CDC have recommended the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine not be used for the time being because six U.S. recipients of it have developed a rare disorder that involves blood clots.”
Other vaccine options like Pfizer and Moderna are still readily available for those willing to go out and get their shots ASAP.