A number of states took steps Tuesday to halt vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine after the Meals and Drug Administration advisable to pause its use after stories some girls developed a uncommon blood clotting dysfunction.
The states, just like the FDA and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, burdened that they have been appearing out of an abundance of warning, as greater than 6.8 million doses of J&J’s vaccine have been injected and solely six of the uncommon blood-clotting instances have up to now been reported.
New York Heath Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker mentioned the state will “instantly” cease administering the single-dose J&J vaccine, and can use Pfizer’s two-shot vaccine as a replacement for already-scheduled appointments.
No less than three different states additionally introduced that they’re taking J&J’s vaccine doses out of their distribution plans.
Virginia “will stop all Johnson & Johnson vaccines” whereas the FDA investigates the “extraordinarily uncommon attainable facet impact,” in accordance with a press release from the state’s vaccination coordinator, Dr. Danny Avula.
Connecticut’s Division of Public Well being advisable all Covid vaccine suppliers cease utilizing J&J’s vaccine “in the intervening time” whereas the FDA and the CDC full their evaluate.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and prime well being officers in his state issued the same advisory.
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