Family HealthCare Network pauses Janssen vaccine as recommended by the CDC

VISALIA, CA – Yesterday, US Food & Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a statement regarding the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. Family HealthCare Network will be following their recommendation to temporarily pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of an abundance of caution.

Family HealthCare Network Family HealthCare Network will continue vaccination efforts utilizing the Moderna vaccine and will resume utilizing the Janssen vaccine when appropriate.

“Family HealthCare Network is committed to vaccinations as the best safety measure against COVID-19. Community members are encouraged to get a vaccine when one is available to them,” said Kerry Hydash, President & CEO for Family HealthCare Network.

Individuals who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their primary care physician. To schedule an appointment with FHCN, please call 877-960-3426.

About Family HealthCare Network
Family HealthCare Network is a private nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center that operates 41 sites, located throughout Tulare, Fresno, and Kings Counties. Our mission is to provide quality health care to all. With over 300 clinical providers in our network, we provide access to a wide range of coordinated health services, including family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, adult and children’s dentistry, pharmacy, internal medicine, behavioral health, nutritional counseling, health education, case management, community health and outreach, and eligibility assistance. An array of specialty services such as optometry, chiropractic care, podiatry, perinatology, endocrinology, and general surgery complement our full list of services offered. Family HealthCare Network also offers free transportation and extended evening and weekend hours. Family HealthCare Network is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient Centered Medical Home and is dually recognized by The Joint Commission with its Gold Seal of Approval® for Patient Quality and Safety and as a Patient Centered Primary Medical Home.

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