US agencies call for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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13th April, 2021 05:44:36 printer

US agencies call for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Federal health authorities in the US are calling for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, following reports of extremely rare blood clotting cases.

The US FDA said it was acting "out of an abundance of caution".

It said six cases of severe blood clotting had been detected in more than 6.8 million doses of the vaccine.

The recommendation follows similar rare cases in the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has prompted some curbs in its use.


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