J&J Vaccine Pause Halts Local Home Delivery Program

Photo courtesy Glendale Fire Department
A local firefighter works with a senior living facility resident who is about to receive a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The program is now paused after national health authorities are investigating a handful of blot clotting incidents from the vaccine.

The national pause on using the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19 has brought the city’s home-vaccination program to a halt this week.
Once the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health aligned itself with the Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration — the two organizations announced this week they are reviewing use of the vaccine after a small number of incidents — that forced the Glendale Fire Department’s hand. Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas said he and their partner, Glendale Memorial Hospital, have to follow the health department’s direction.
“We hope to bring the program back, but we’re just unsure what happens with the Johnson & Johnson vaccines,” he said this week.

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10,000 COVID Vaccinations Weekly is Goal

Photo by Keira Wight / Glendale News-Press
Glendale Community College President David Viar, Adventist Health President Alice Issai, Mayor Paula Devine and Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas are having their respective organizations collaborate to make COVID-19 vaccinations readily available to local residents at the GCC parking structure.

The Jewel City is now home to one of Los Angeles County’s coveted mass COVID-19 vaccination sites, which officially kicks off tomorrow and is available to all eligible county residents.
Those residents will be able to register for appointments from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, at the Glendale Community Collegeparking structure off Mountain Street. Patients can either park and walk up to the clinic or get dropped off there. The clinic will not take walk-in appointments and patients will have to register through the state system, at myturn.ca.gov.
The long-awaited Jewel City Vax Clinic is being run as a collaboration between the city and its police and fire departments, GCC and Adventist Health Glendale. It is being funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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