New York Times: US health agencies call for a temporary pause of use of Johnson & Johnson’s corona vaccine

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinePhoto: AP Photo / David Zalubowski

US authorities want to temporarily halt the use of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine while continuing to investigate reported blood clots.

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called for a halt in vaccination at federal centers and ask the states to follow suit due to six reported US cases of blood clots, The New York Times reports.

The six reported cases were among more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered in the United States, CNN reports.

Last week, the EU Medicines Agency also opened an investigation into the vaccine after cases in the USA where people have had blood clots after receiving Janssen’s corona vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson’s corona vaccine, also known as the Janssen vaccine, was approved in the EU and Norway in March, and the first deliveries of the vaccine are expected this week.

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