Local residents react to state’s resumption of J&J vaccine

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts will now resume the use of the J&J vaccine after it caused medical issues for some people.

According to the Department of Public Safety, providers can resume administering the J&J vaccine immediately. This after, the FDA and CDC issued concerns about the vaccine, early last week.

The reason for concern was for a rare, but severe blood clot condition reported in approximately six people nationwide. This led the state to put a hold on distributing the vaccine.

22News spoke with a nurse from Granby who said the more vaccine options available, the better.

“I think it’s well worth getting the shot, so you’re protected, you protect the ones that you love,” said Nancy Engelbrecht. “I really think the only way to get ahead of this is having people get the vaccine whether it’s Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer. We just really need to get ahead of this pandemic.”

Individuals are still being encouraged to reach out to their healthcare provider if they have received the J&J vaccine and have any concerns.

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