Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Statement on CDC & FDA’s Recommendation to Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Statement from the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians:

The Rolling Hills Clinic is closely monitoring the latest news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding their recommendation to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. We are following the CDC and FDA guidance and are pausing our use of the J&J vaccine at this time. For patients interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, we currently have Moderna vaccines available, and we will work with the Indian Health Service to procure additional vaccines so we can continue to serve our region.

Our main priority is the health and safety of our patients and community members. The risk of a rare and severe type of blood clot is low with only six cases reported in 6.8 million doses administered in the U.S. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination please contact your health care provider immediately.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide you with any additional patient guidance that is released by the CDC and FDA. For more information on the CDC and FDA statement, please visit: