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J&J vaccine available for use


Last updated 4/25/2021 at 6:36pm

The safety review of the J&J vaccine has completed, and the resource for COVID-19 vaccination will be returned to circulation.

Clearance was handed down Friday April 23 from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The ACIP voted Friday to re-release the J&J vaccine for those 18 and older, with a warning statement informing people about the increased risk of a rare blood clot.

The 11-day pause was taken as a precaution after six cases of a rare but severe type of blood clot were reported following administration of the J&J vaccine. In these cases, a blood clot in the brain fo...

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