Missouri COVID-19 vaccinators will resume use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. This decision was made following the announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that it has studied and confirmed that the pause on its use can be lifted. It was concluded that the known and potential benefits of the J&J vaccine outweigh its known and potential risks. Missouri providers who previously received doses of J&J vaccine will be able to immediately begin administering the vaccine. Allocations of the J&J vaccine by the federal government will resume next week. Just over 105,000 doses of J&J had been administered in Missouri prior to the pause.

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