Administration of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccines

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine is authorized for adults ages 18 years and older in certain limited situations due to safety considerations. For guidance on respective record review, scheduling and administration of Janssen vaccine see Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines: Appendices, References, and Previous Updates | CDC

Prepare and administer the appropriate product based on the recipient’s age.

18 Years of Age and Older

Administration Overview

Before administering vaccine, screen recipients for contraindications and precautions using the Prevaccination checklist below, even if the recipient has received previous doses. The recipient’s health condition or recommendations for vaccination may change from one visit to the next.

Prepare and administer the vaccine following manufacturer’s guidance which is outlined in CDC’s Preparation and Administration summary below.

Follow the COVID-19 vaccination schedule (below) based on age and medical condition.

Prevaccination Screening Checklist

COVID-19 Prevaccination Guidelines

Download a prevaccination checklist in multiple languages.

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Page last reviewed: July 19, 2022