Statement from Chester County Health Department - April 13, 2021
Following guidance from federal and state health agencies, the Chester County Health Department is pausing the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of an abundance of caution.
Our clinic at the Brandywine YMCA in Coatesville and the evening clinic at the Government Services Center in West Chester are the only clinics administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine today (April 13, 2021).
Those sites have transitioned to administering the Moderna vaccine for today (April 13, 2021), and the Health Department is contacting everyone who has an appointment for the vaccine at those locations, to offer the Moderna vaccine instead.
An update to this message will be provided, as plans for the remainder of the week are finalized. The Health Department will continue to reach out to individuals who have the Johnson & Johnson vaccine scheduled to provide vaccine options.
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COVID Vaccine Update - Guidance for Individuals that are Fully Vaccinated
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.
For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 more than 2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or more than 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen).
To read the updated guidance from the CDC click here.
This page will continue to be updated. Last update: Monday, April 19th 2021