Inslee announces reauthorization of Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine in Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee on Saturday announced that the Western States Workgroup that includes Washington state has authorized resuming the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

The announcement comes after the FDA and CDC also authorized the restart of the J&J COVID vaccine. The Western States Workgroup, comprised of vaccine experts from Washington, California, Oregon and Nevada, has met to review the data and analysis to ensure the safety and efficacy of all FDA-authorized vaccines.

The workgroup concluded that the J&J vaccine is safe and effective, the governor’s announcement said, and paired with patient and provider educational materials about potential risks, provides an important option to continue to reduce severe COVID-19 illness.

“The benefits of the J&J vaccine outweigh the risks associated with it,” Inslee said. “We want to keep as many people free from COVID and out of the hospital as possible, and the J&J vaccine will help us get through this pandemic. I encourage people to get whatever vaccine is available to them. If you have questions or concerns, consult a provider to help answer questions you have.”

Information in multiple languages about the J&J vaccine can be found on the Washington State Department of Health’s website at this link.

2 Replies to “Inslee announces reauthorization of Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine in Washington”

  1. The risks of a blood clot from the J&J is very low, but the low effectiveness against the variants which are now the dominant stains in the US are more worrying. J&J has been found to be 50% or less effective against the dominant stains while Moderna and Pfizer are 80%. Overall 50% is a lot better than 0% though, and with a one shot vaccine, this is good news that it is being offered again.

    Conspiracy theories that have convinced people to not protect themselves and others around them are holding our state and economy hostage. We used to be able to ignore wild conspiracies for the most part, and now they are literally killing people by the thousands.

    The reason that Israel has fully opened without needing masks anymore is because they were able to effectively counter the conspiracy theorists. In the US, it is seen as a measure of political pride by some to unnecessarily put themselves and their family at risk of death and hamper the economy by forgoing common sense protections.

    At some point though we will have to fully open up again once enough people get the vaccine, and overcapacity hospitals would no longer be possible


    1. I’m not sure where you get your info from or even what planet you are from but the only one holding the state and economy hostage is none other than Jay Inslee. The fact that he is allowing a known killer to be used again is tyrannical.

      Speaking of conspiracies, it seems as though you may have been convinced that this jab you are referring to will actually protect you and others around you. That is simply and scientifically not true. Look up the medical definition of a vaccine. None of these will impart immunity and that comes from the makers of these little potions.

      Messenger RNA’s are known to have nasty side effects. That’s why they quit testing them. You can’t control what they do. Once you turn them on, you can’t turn them off. They are experimental genetic immunotherapy at best. None have been approved for use by the FDA.

      When you examine the worldwide and state numbers, this doesn’t even come close to a pandemic level. You can change the definitions, but it doesn’t alter the facts.


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