Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Information page for important facts to help you understand and navigate the process when you are eligible to receive a vaccine.
Updated April 14, 2021
Information About the Janssen Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
On April 13, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a joint statement about the Janssen Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically, they reported that out of the approximately 6.8 million doses administered as of April 12, they are reviewing the occurrence of a rare type of blood clot that developed in six women between the ages of 18 and 48. Known as a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), this blood clot was also accompanied by low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia).
The CDC and FDA are each investigating these cases and until they have completed their review, they have recommended a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution.
In spite of this very rare occurrence, it’s important to know that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history. The CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are able.
If you have received the J&J vaccine and develop any of the symptoms listed below within three weeks after vaccination, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately:
- Severe headache
- Abdominal pain
- Leg pain
- Shortness of breath
Additional symptoms of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis include:
- Abnormal vision
- Symptoms of stroke, such as weakness of the face and limbs, altered mental status and seizures
- Fainting or loss of consciousness
If you are scheduled to receive the J&J vaccine, please contact your healthcare provider, vaccination location or clinic to learn about alternative vaccine availability. We strongly encourage individuals to become vaccinated because of the significant role this plays in helping to keep us all healthy, protected and well.
We will continue to follow federal and New York State guidance on all COVID-related vaccine and safety issues and will update this site as conditions develop.
Updated April 1, 2021
Effective April 1, 2021
Given the high incidence of COVID-19 that remains in Suffolk County, we must continue to restrict our visitors to prevent any risks of spreading the disease. The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority.
At Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, one patient support person is permitted at the patient bedside for:
Visitation continues to be restricted in the Emergency Department*, only one visitor per pediatric patient is allowed in the ED, parent or caregiver only.
*Exceptions will be made for patients with intellectual, developmental or other cognitive disability, and patients in imminent end-of-life situations.
We know that visits from family members and friends are important part of patient care and understand the tremendous effect they have in the healing process of patients. We are continuously assessing the situation and will make any updates as events change. We realize that this is an extremely challenging time for you and your loved ones in the hospital and appreciate your understanding so that we can ensure a safe environment for our patients, staff and the community.
Thank you for your support in helping us to provide a safe and healing environment for everyone.
Efectivo a partir del 1 de abril de 2021
Las solicitudes de visitas de personas de apoyo solo se aprueban después de que una evaluación clínica del paciente haya determinado que la visita es médicamente necesaria.
Las visitas continúan estando restringidas en el Departamento de Emergencias *, solo se permite una visita por paciente pediátrico en el Departamento de Emergencias, solo los padres o el cuidador.
* Se harán excepciones para pacientes con discapacidad intelectual, del desarrollo u otra discapacidad cognitiva, y pacientes en situaciones inminentes al final de la vida.
Sabemos que las visitas de familiares y amigos son una parte importante del cuidado del paciente y entendemos el tremendo efecto que tienen en el proceso de curación de los pacientes. Estamos evaluando continuamente la situación y haremos actualizaciones a medida que cambien los eventos. Sabemos que este es un momento extremadamente desafiante para usted y sus seres queridos en el hospital y agradecemos su comprensión para que podamos garantizar un entorno seguro para nuestros pacientes, el personal y la comunidad.
Durante este tiempo, cuando no pueda estar con sus seres queridos en persona, conéctese con ellos a través del teléfono de cabecera del paciente, el teléfono celular, FaceTime u otros medios de comunicación.
Gracias por su apoyo para ayudarnos a brindar un entorno seguro y curativo para todos.