The Georgia Department of Public Health is following guidance by the CDC and the FDA to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccinations in this state until further notice. This follows six reported cases of a rare and severe blood clot occuring in women aged 18-48. The DPH and district health departments are working to offer the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine for those with previously scheduled appointments for the J&J vaccine, according to a media release by the department. More than 124,000 doses of the J&J vaccine have been safely administered here in the Peach State.
A total of 1,143 new cases of coronavirus and 16 more virus-related fatalities were reported on Tuesday by the state Department of Public Health.
According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 863,814 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. The state’s death toll now stands at 17,033. In Floyd County, there were 9,878 confirmed cases and 177 fatalities. Gwinnett County had this state’s highest number of confirmed cases with 84,652, and Fulton County had the most deaths with 1,234.
As of the latest update to the DPH vaccine dashboard on Tuesday, 4,854,429 vaccines have been administered across the state; 31 percent of all Georgians have had at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while 17 percent have been fully vaccinated.