FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky will adhere to a pause in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
The governor on Tuesday urged people to continue signing up for the other vaccination options.
We are pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until we learn more from the @US_FDA and @CDCgov. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines remain highly effective and safe. Please get your #ShotofHope. pic.twitter.com/krlC6elnMj— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) April 13, 2021
He says Kentucky has little J&J vaccine compared to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. He calls the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines "entirely safe" and "incredibly effective."
The Bluegrass State paused using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as the federal government investigates reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.