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UNC Health is closely monitoring the situation regarding the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. As a precaution, we will follow the FDA’s recommendation and pause vaccinations using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until federal authorities are able to review data and provide further guidance. Patients who were scheduled to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at UNC Health vaccination clinics today will be offered one of the other vaccines where possible or rescheduled as necessary. Severe reactions are rare. Click here for information on when to seek medical care.

There are three vaccines currently available to prevent COVID-19 in the U.S.

UNC Health is closely monitoring the situation regarding the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. As a precaution, we will follow the FDA’s recommendation and pause vaccinations using the J&J vaccine until federal authorities are able to review data and provide further guidance. Read more.

There are currently three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. Each has been found to be safe and effective.

The goal of any vaccine is to keep you from getting very sick and needing to go to the hospital or dying. All three COVID-19 vaccines –Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson – have been tested and have proven they achieve this goal.

For more information about the available COVID-19 vaccines, learn more below or read about their effectiveness here.

The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Details about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for recipients and caregivers.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine received approval for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on December 11, 2020. The vaccine is authorized for the prevention of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for individuals 16 years of age and older.

FDA Resources

Letter of Authorization

Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Details about the Moderna vaccine for recipients and caregivers.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine received approval for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on December 18, 2020. The vaccine is authorized or the prevention of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for individuals 18 years of age and older.

FDA Resources

Letter of Authorization

Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Details about the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine for recipients and caregivers.

The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine received approval for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 27, 2021. Janssen is a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson. The vaccine is authorized or the prevention of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for individuals 18 years of age and older.

FDA Resources

Letter of Authorization

Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

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