Vaccines and Immunizations
Our physicians offer a complete range of vaccines for patients four years old and older. Vaccines keep our body immune to particular diseases and help stop the spread of potentially dangerous diseases in the United States and abroad.
Our providers are experts in the appropriate scheduling, administration, and logging of all vaccine types. We are happy to answer any questions our patients may have about vaccines and immunizations during appointments.
Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine
As of April 13, 2021 UT Health will suspend its administration of the single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. This is per CDC and FDA recommendations while they investigate recent reports of rare, but potentially dangerous blood clots that may have been related to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in certain specific patient populations.
Among 6.8 million doses given, these rare reports have been in six women (out of more than 6.8 million doses) between the ages of 18 to 48 years old, and occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination. This type of clotting problem has a specific therapy for those in whom it can be identified early. None of the cases of blood clots reported at this time have occurred in Texas, where more than 500,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered.
Those who have received the JNJ vaccine less than two weeks ago, should watch for easy bruising, gum bleeding, nose bleeds, leg or arm pain or swelling, severe headache or abdominal pain, shortness of breath or chest pain. If one of those symptoms is present, they should see a physician.
CDC is convening a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) tomorrow (Wednesday) to review the cases and evaluate their significance.
We also offer MyChart, a free, secure online service that allows you to access your immunization record and other medical information from a computer or smart device.
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