INFORMED CHOICE ON VACCINES - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your conversation and decision whether or not you get the COVID-19 vaccination begins now. The vaccine is important. What’s more important is your CHOICE. When making decisions about taking a vaccine, THE CHOICE IS YOURS.
- You have control of what happens to your body.
- It can be hard to make decisions that feel right to you when you do not have all the information.
- Unaddressed, unacknowledged and unhealed trauma has given rise to well-founded fears and distrust.
- You need trusted, fact-based information to make the choices that are best for you.
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Information was provided by:
- Missouri – https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/
- Illinois – https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines
- St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force
Vaccine FAQ is now available in Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, French, Korean, Nepali, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese. Download the translated FAQ below:
Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine update: Missouri and Illinois to resume use of the J&J vaccine – 4/23/21
Missouri and Illinois COVID-19 vaccinators will resume the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. On April 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended pausing the use of the J&J vaccine to conduct additional studies about rare, but severe, side effects experienced by a small percentage of people who received this vaccine. This pause allowed the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to further investigate the reported side effects and decide that this vaccine can be distributed again.
There have been a small percentage of cases of a rare, but severe, type of blood clot in women under the age of 50. The blood clots happened within 13 days of getting the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The RRT is checking the information shared from the FDA and CDC to stay up-to-date as it changes.
Call your doctor if you have concerns or got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and have these symptoms within 3 weeks of getting it: Headache, Stomach pain, Leg pain, Shortness of breath (trouble breathing)