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March 4, 2020 8:28 PM

As Texans Get Vaccinated in Record Numbers, Feds Call for Pause on J&J Vaccine

The Texas Department of State Health Services is asking vaccine providers in the state to pause administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, in accordance with today’s recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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April 13, 2021 3:54 PM

The Texas Department of State Health Services is asking vaccine providers in the state to pause administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, in accordance with today’s recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Both federal agencies recommend health providers suspend use of the J&J vaccine due to concerns over reported blood clots in patients. In a statement, the agencies cited six cases of a “rare and severe” type of blood clot in U.S. patients – including one death – out of about 7 million doses of the vaccine administered in the United States.

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March 23, 2021 11:00 AM

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced earlier today, March 23 that COVID-19 vaccination will now be expanded to all adults beginning Monday, March 29.

March 10, 2021 3:49 PM

Texas Department of State Health Services announced earlier today, March 10 that COVID-19 vaccination will now be expanded to people 50 years of age and above beginning Monday, March 15.

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