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On April 23, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that they have lifted the recommended pause regarding the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., and said vaccinations should resume. See the fact sheet for providers administering the vaccine and fact sheet for recipients and caregivers. The fact sheets have been revised to include information about the risk of rare blood clots known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, which has occurred in a very small number of people who have received the J&J COVID-19 vaccine.
Recently, the Health Resources and Services Administration released fact sheets in English and Spanish on patient rights and provider responsibilities regarding access to COVID-19 vaccines. The resources emphasis that the vaccines are free to all individuals living in the United States; that providers can only bill insurance companies or the federal government for vaccine administration fees; and that HRSA’s COVID-19 Uninsured Program pays for COVID-19 services provided to anyone without health insurance.
MHA will continue to provide updates on vaccine distribution as they become available. Members with questions may contact Joyce Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org.