Out of an abundance of caution and as a federal site, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center is pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID 19 Vaccine until further review by the FDA and CDC.  The FDA announced this morning (4/13) they are recommending a pause and will be promptly reviewing the use of the vaccine in the US due to an extremely rare occurrence of a blood clot in several individuals.

 

Starting today (4/13), The Health Center will only be using the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines at our vaccine sites in Lawrence, Haverhill, and Methuen until further notice.  Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are mRNA vaccines, while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is an adenovirus vaccine.  After millions of doses given since December, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines continue to show safety and effectiveness.

 

GLFHC will proactively attempt to contact people who are scheduled on the specific days/sites this week for the J&J vaccine to let them know of the change to Moderna/Pfizer.  For people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, if they are concerned about any specific symptoms, we recommend that they reach out to their medical provider.  CDC Information is here.

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Joshua St. Louis, MD, MPH, AAHIVS

Medical School:
Tufts University School of Medicine

Haverhill Street

Residency:
Lawrence Family Medicine Residency

Fellowships / Residency Area of Concentration:
HIV Primary Care

Board Certification:
ABFM, AAHIVM

Special Clinical Interests:
HIV, viral hepatitis, addiction medicine, transgender care

Lauren Bellerose, FNP

Medical School:
(Nursing School) Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN

Methuen - 147 Pelham Street

Board Certification:
Family Nurse Practitioner

Special Clinical Interests:
Women's health, nutrition, diabetes mellitus

Diego Neira, PA

Medical School:
(Physician Assistant School) Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Manchester, NH

South - 73D Winthrop Avenue

Board Certification:
Physician Assistant

Special Clinical Interests:
Diabetes, hypertension, adult medicine

Maria DaLomba, FNP

Medical School:
(Nursing School) Endicott College, Beverly, MA

West - 700 Essex Street

Board Certification:
Family Nurse Practitioner

Special Clinical Interests:
Urgent care

Jennifer Somers, MD

Medical School:
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Haverhill Street

Residency:
Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency, Seattle, WA

Fellowships / Residency Area of Concentration:
Family Medicine

Board Certification:
ABFM (American Board of Family Medicine), IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)

Special Clinical Interests:
Breastfeeding medicine & maternal child health

Ryan Gilbert, FNP

Medical School:
(Nursing School) University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Haverhill Street

Board Certification:
Family Nurse Practitioner

Academic Appointments:
None

Jessica Reader, MD

Medical School:
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Methuen - 147 Pelham Street

Residency:
Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency, Chicago, IL

Fellowships / Residency Area of Concentration:
Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowship, Unviersity of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Board Certification:
ABFM

Tanya Campus, MD

Medical School:
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

North - 150 Park Street

Residency:
Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency, Augusta, ME

Fellowships / Residency Area of Concentration:
Geriatric Fellowship, Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency, Augusta, ME

Board Certification:
ABFM, Geriatrics, Hospice/Palliative