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Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommends resuming use of J&J vaccine

On Saturday, The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup completed its review and has unanimously concluded that use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Biotech) COVID-19 vaccine should resume in the Western States.

Posted: Apr 24, 2021 5:44 PM

MEDFORD, Ore-- On Saturday, The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup completed its review and has unanimously concluded that use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Biotech) COVID-19 vaccine should resume in the Western States.

The Workgroup gave its final confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington Saturday afternoon.

Yesterday, the FDA lifted its pause on the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after a review by a federal vaccine safety panel found that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks that come with it.

The Workgroup also did state in its review that it recommends that vaccine information fact sheets should be provided, in multiple different languages, to better help inform health care providers and people of the risk associated with the J&J vaccine.

"I am grateful to count myself among the nearly 7 million Americans protected by the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, said Governor Kate Brown. " Oregonians can be confident that this vaccine is safe and effective, and that the benefits of vaccination against COVID-19 far outweigh the risks of this exceedingly rare adverse effect."

"The benefits of the J&J vaccine outweigh the risks associated with it, said Washington Governor Jay Inslee. "We want to keep as many people free from COVID and out of the hospital as possible, and the J&J vaccine will help us get through this pandemic. I encourage people to get whatever vaccine is available to them."

"After additional review, analysis and scrutiny, experts have concluded the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe, effective and will protect you against the COVID-19 virus," said California Governor Gavin Newsom. "To date, about a million Californians have already received this vaccine—including myself and many of the state’s top doctors."

Governor Kate Brown also mentioned that her heart goes out to the family in Oregon who lost their loved one, after she died a few days later from a blood clot caused by Johnson and Johnson vaccine. 

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Reported Deaths: 4284
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Washington38782324
Marion36837455
Clackamas29779309
Lane27744302
Jackson23059310
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Umatilla14492150
Linn12911131
Douglas12118243
Josephine9384196
Yamhill8715113
Klamath8020119
Polk737381
Malheur563677
Benton549431
Coos503794
Columbia382644
Jefferson376052
Lincoln319939
Union319549
Crook291846
Wasco288841
Clatsop244328
Baker203529
Tillamook196932
Hood River192837
Morrow185023
Curry180625
Harney113927
Grant100013
Lake93912
Wallowa68612
Gilliam1544
Sherman1523
Wheeler1121
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Cases: 4848946

Reported Deaths: 71328
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Los Angeles148303126527
Riverside3716705041
San Diego3666614183
San Bernardino3586775692
Orange3242885562
Sacramento1596362309
Kern1463481648
Fresno1463182094
Santa Clara1455431897
Alameda1206921400
San Joaquin1027761721
Ventura1010381167
Contra Costa1000181008
Stanislaus862991335
Tulare80375978
San Francisco54440649
San Mateo54168623
Monterey50911586
Solano46063341
Santa Barbara45223523
Merced42422581
Sonoma40997404
Placer39435429
Imperial36071766
Kings32938325
San Luis Obispo29973333
Madera23955285
Shasta23924352
Butte23818273
Santa Cruz21034221
Yolo20397248
Marin17706244
El Dorado17207149
Sutter13937175
Napa12898100
Yuba1011582
Tehama9534110
Humboldt9269109
Nevada916790
Mendocino766787
Lassen754347
San Benito744972
Tuolumne691790
Lake6631105
Amador547364
Siskiyou451246
Glenn438433
Calaveras391481
Del Norte358742
Colusa307618
Inyo214241
Mono16723
Plumas16607
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Trinity88011
Modoc6895
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