The Massachusetts Department of Health Immunization Division has released the following recommendations for the public regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
1. If you have received the J&J COVID-19 vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, contact your healthcare provider, or seek medical care.
2. Report adverse events, including severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, following receipt of any COVID-19 vaccine to your healthcare provider as well as to the CDC’s V-Safe After Vaccination Health Checker app.
3. If you are scheduled to receive the J&J vaccine, please contact your healthcare provider, vaccination location, or clinic to learn about additional vaccine availability.