Federal health regulators urge states to restart use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Women between 18 and 50 to be informed about the risks and benefits

Boxes of the COVID-19 Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine are ready to be distributed as part of a collaborative effort from the West Virginia National Guard, FamilyCare Health Centers and Toyota to vaccinate Toyota employees on March 26, 2021, on the grounds of the Toyota plant in Buffalo, West Virginia. (Stephen Zenner/Getty Images)

Late Friday Gov. Jared Polis announced in a statement that Colorado would resume use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

“I’m glad to hear that after carefully reviewing data and proceeding with appropriate caution, the FDA is recommending that we resume using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in our efforts to vaccinate people against this deadly virus,” Polis said. “The vaccine, which requires just one shot, is especially helpful in our efforts to protect those who may be transient, lack a medical home, or have transportation challenges.”