US Recommends ‘Pause' For J&J Jab Over Clot Reports
Millennium Post Delhi|April 14, 2021
Over 6.8 mn doses of J&J vax have been administered in the US, the vast majority with no or mild side effects

WASHINGTON DC: The US is recommending a pause in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating clots in six women that occurred in the days after vaccination.

The clots were observed along with reduced platelet counts making the usual treatment for blood clots, the blood thinner heparin, potentially dangerous. More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.S., the vast majority with no or mild side effects.

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