CVS will make appointments available in Masssachusetts this week for residents to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the pharmacy giant confirmed.
An 11-day nationwide pause on the administering of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine was lifted by the FDA and the CDC at the end of last week, and Massachusetts resumed giving J&J doses out at state-run clinics on Friday.
Reports surfaced in the U.S. of rare blood clots in several people, all women. Fifteen vaccine recipients out of 8 million given the J&J shot have been identified by the government as developing the unusual clotting.
“We’re proud to play a part in increasing access to the vaccine to as many people as possible to enable reopening efforts in the communities we serve,” said Neela Montgomery, President of CVS Pharmacy and Executive Vice President of CVS Health.
Patients must register in advance through CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app. People without internet access can contact CVS customer service at 800-746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.