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CDC and FDA OK Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Temporary Pause

Apr 28, 2021 Johnson & Johnson vaccines

April 25, 2021 – CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend use of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine resume in the United States, after a temporary pause. Read the full CDC update here.

From the CDC:

“Reports of adverse events following the use of J&J/Janssen vaccine suggest an increased risk of a rare adverse event called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). Nearly all reports of this serious condition, which involves blood clots with low platelets, have been in adult women younger than 50 years old. A review of all available data at this time shows that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks.

However, women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare but increased risk of this adverse event and that there are other COVID-19 vaccine options available for which this risk has not been seen. CDC and FDA will continue to monitor the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines.

Seek medical care right away if you develop any of these symptoms after receiving the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.”

  • Severe or persistent headaches or blurred vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Leg swelling
  • Persistent abdominal pain
  • Easy bruising or tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the injection site

We will provide more information as it becomes available. For specific questions regarding your health and vaccine safety, please contact your health care provider.

Get more COVID-19 news here.

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