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Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine

Health officials have recommended restarting the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Pregnant and nonpregnant women can choose to get any available COVID-19 vaccine. Women under 50 who choose to get a Johnson & Johnson vaccine should be aware of the rare risk of blood clots and related symptoms. Learn more from the CDC and read more below.

Lisa Hollier, MDReviewed by: Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Last updated: June 16, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. ET


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Experts are learning more every day about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is following the situation closely. This page will be updated as ACOG learns new information for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Please note that while this is a page for patients, this page is not meant to give specific medical advice and is for informational reference only. Medical advice should be provided by your doctor or other health care professional.

Ob-gyns: Please refer to acog.org/covid19 for ACOG’s latest updates on COVID-19. 

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Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG, is a past president of ACOG. She is an obstetrician–gynecologist, maternal–fetal medicine specialist, and a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Texas Children’s Health Plan.


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