Spring 2021: BW Be Safe

Update Regarding J&J Vaccinations

Updated April 13, 2021

BW completed an on-campus student vaccination clinic Monday, April 12, where approximately 700 students received the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine. On Tuesday, April 13, in a joint statement from the CDC and FDA, the U.S. paused the use of the J&J vaccine to review rare isolated cases of blood clots in women 18-48. Here is the full statement: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/joint-cdc-and-fda-statement-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine

BW continues to monitor guidance from the CDC, FDA and the Ohio Department of Health. Students who received the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccination on campus over the past week should continue to monitor their symptoms. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please contact the BW Health Center at (440) 826-2178.

According to the CDC, individuals who received the J&J vaccine may experience these common side effects:

In the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

These side effects usually start within a day or two of getting the vaccine and go away within a couple days.

According to the FDA and CDC, people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their doctor.

BW will continue to monitor the information from the CDC and FDA and help keep the BW community informed. Your safety and health are a top priority.