Statement on FDA and CDC Paused Administration of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Dial-In Media Availability Today at 2 p.m. | Beaufort County Now | Regarding the CDC and FDA's joint statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, NCDHHS has released the following statement

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Press Release:

    RALEIGH     North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., and NCDHHS Division of Public Health Pharmacist Amanda Fuller Moore, Pharm.D, will be available today at 2 p.m. for a dial-in press availability on COVID-19.

    Regarding the CDC and FDA's joint statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, NCDHHS has released the following statement:

    "Our primary concern is the health and safety of all North Carolinians. Out of an abundance of caution, we are following the recommendations of the FDA and CDC and have paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until we learn more. The safety system in place is working as it should. If you have an appointment for Pfizer or Moderna, please go to your appointment as planned. If you have an appointment for Johnson & Johnson, your appointment will be re-scheduled."

    Please see below for details on how to join the call. A live stream video feed will be available from a pool camera. In order to maintain social distancing guidelines and further prevent the spread of COVID-19, the media room at the State Emergency Operations Center will not be open for media to attend in person.

    What:

    COVID-19 Press Availability

    Who:

    NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D.

    DPH Pharmacist Amanda Fuller Moore, Pharm.D.

    When:

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    2 p.m.

    Call Instructions:

    If you would like to view the press availability, the live stream will be online HERE. Web stream in English and Spanish.

    Reporters can register to dial in HERE:

  • Enter your name and news organization
  • The line will open at 1:45 p.m.
  • After remarks conclude, the Q&A will begin
  • Press 1 to be put in the queue to ask a question
  • If you are called on to ask a question and have a follow up, please press 5 during or immediately following the answer

    Resources for News Ticker/Crawler:

    Phone numbers available to the public needing support HERE.


  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2001 Mail Service Center
  • Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
  • Ph: (919) 855-4840
  • news@dhhs.nc.gov

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