CDC Reveals New Details About Johnson & Johnson Vaccine And Blood Clot Cases

CDC Reveals New Details About Johnson & Johnson Vaccine And Blood Clot Cases
The federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices committee said Wednesday that the pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Coronavirus vaccine would continue for at least a week. Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser said Tuesday that the pause would be “more like days to weeks, rather than weeks to months.”

The extended pause is meant to give scientists time to collect more data before deciding whether to resume use of the J&j doses to combat Covid-19. Federal officials recommended the break because a rare and severe type of blood clot was identified among six of the 7.5 million people who received the shot.

“We do not know enough yet to say if the vaccine is related to or caused this health issue,” said a CDC statement this week, but the cases are similar to some “seen in Europe after vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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