Marshfield Clinic Health System will resume issuing the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine at limited sites this week after the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the recommended pause following a thorough safety review, according to a press release.

The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviewed the evidence and concluded that the benefits greatly outweigh the risks of the Janssen vaccine. A CDC review of benefits and risks found that resuming use of the Janssen vaccine will prevent an estimated 800-3,500 intensive care unit admissions and 600-1,400 deaths due to COVID-19 over six months. The Janssen vaccine is given as a single dose, and it is highly effective against serious COVID-19 illness and variant strains of the virus.

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