US calls for temporary halt on Johnson & Johnson vaccination over blood clot fears

The FDA and CDC are calling for an immediate pause of the single-dose vaccine after discovering six cases in the United States of a rare and severe type of blood clot that developed in these patients.
0:55 | 04/13/21

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Transcript for US calls for temporary halt on Johnson & Johnson vaccination over blood clot fears
the CDC and the fda have released a statement on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine calling for a pause on vaccinations. Eva pilgrim has the details. Good morning, Eva. Reporter: Good morning, George. Yeah, they are calling for that pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after six recipients developed a rare disorder involving blood clots about two weeks after getting vaccinated. Here's what we know about those six people who developed that rare disorder all women between 18 and 48, one woman died. A second woman in Nebraska is in the hospital and in critical condition. Now, about 7 million people have received the j&j vaccine, again, the number of cases that developed this rare disorder is small, but out of an abundance of caution this morning, they are calling for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. George. Okay, Eva, thanks very much.

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