Small risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) associated with Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that reports to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) indicate a small risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) following receipt of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. About 100 preliminary reports of GBS have been filed with VAERS after the administration of 12.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine. The cases were largely […]

Myocarditis and pericarditis: Weighing the risks of these rare side effects

You may have heard about the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis after some COVID-19 vaccines. Understanding that the risk is extremely small and knowing what to watch out for after vaccination may help you decide what’s the best choice for you or your child. Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. Pericarditis is an […]

Approval versus Emergency Use Authorization (EUA): What’s the difference?

This article is an extended version of a story that originally aired in the May 3, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update. We’ve noticed that there’s been some confusion online about whether an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is the same as approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Let’s get into it and start […]

Oregon to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

On April 24, the Oregon Health Authority announced that Oregon health care providers and pharmacies could resume administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine throughout Oregon.   This announcement came a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted the pause that had been placed on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine since April 13. The FDA and the Centers […]

Oregon reanudará el uso de las vacunas Johnson & Johnson

El 24 de abril, el Oregon Health Authority anunció que los proveedores de atención médica y las farmacias de Oregon podrían comenzar a administrar la vacuna contra el COVID-19 de la compañía Johnson & Johnson en todo el estado. Este anuncio se salió un día después de que la Administración de Drogas y Alimentos de […]

FDA lifts pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine; Oregon use pending Western States’ review

Today, a federal vaccine safety review panel recommended lifting the pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 and older. Based on the panel’s recommendation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted the pause and added a warning about the rare side effects of blood clots in women under the age […]

La FDA levanta la pausa de la vacuna Johnson & Johnson; Su uso en Oregon esta pendiente dependiendo de la revisión que harán los Estados Occidentales

Hoy, un panel federal de revisión de la seguridad de las vacunas recomendó levantar la pausa de la vacuna contra el COVID-19 de la compañía Johnson & Johnson. Debido a la recomendación del panel, la Administración de Drogas y Alimentos de los EE. UU. (FDA) levantó la pausa pero agregó una advertencia sobre los efectos secundarios poco frecuentes que han ocurrido en forma de coágulos de sangre en mujeres […]

OHA, CDC investigating potential adverse event following Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a report of an Oregon death that was submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) on April 18. VAERS is a national vaccine safety monitoring system overseen by the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It serves as a place for doctors, nurses, […]

EL Oregon Health Authority y los CDC investigan un posible evento adverso después de la vacunación contra el COVID-19 de la compañía Johnson & Johnson

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) están investigando el informe de una muerte en Oregon que se presentó al Sistema de Notificación de Eventos Adversos a las Vacunas (VAERS) el 18 de abril. VAERS es un sistema nacional de monitoreo de la seguridad de las vacunas supervisado por los CDC […]

The safety of COVID-19 vaccination revisited

While any new treatment can seem scary, the data that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collect through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) continue to confirm that the vaccines are both safe and effective.  VAERS is a national vaccine safety monitoring system overseen by the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It serves as a place for doctors, nurses, vaccine manufacturers and […]