2021-04-14 09:16:58

US Stops Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over Blood Clots

US regulators are calling for a complete and total pause on using the Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine after a number of blood clot cases were reported. The Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Disease Control will stop using the vaccine at federal sites and are urging states to do so as well while they examine the safety issues. According to the New York Times, six recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, all women between the ages of 18 and 48, got blood clots in the two weeks after receiving their doses. One woman died and a second woman in Nebraska has been hospitalized and is in critical condition. The question regulators will have to answer over the next few weeks is whether these blood clots happened because of the inoculations or if they were merely coincidental. If it’s the former, the vaccine will most certainly be discontinued in the US and if it’s the latter, the program can likely resume shortly.

Nearly seven million people in the US have received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Roughly nine million more doses have been shipped out to the states. The J&J vaccine was part of the reason why the United States had been accelerating it’s vaccine administration rate. The average new daily reported dose count of the three vaccines altogether is 3.14 million per day, with weekends often surpassing 4 million per day. Some states are doing so well with vaccination rates that they are expected to reach herd immunity within the next month or two. However, the concern now is whether the Johnson & Johnson vaccine getting temporarily taken off the market will extend the pandemic or if there is enough supply of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that it won’t make much of a difference.
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