CDC, FDA Call to Immediately Pause Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Over Rare Blood Clotting Concerns | Beaufort County Now | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday morning that they are recommending a pause in the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an ďabundance of caution.Ē

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC, FDA Call to Immediately Pause Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Over Rare Blood Clotting Concerns

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Amanda Prestigiacomo.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday morning that they are recommending a pause in the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an "abundance of caution."

    According to released statements, officials are examining whether the vaccine was linked to six cases in the U.S. "of a rare & severe type of blood clot." The one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been administered more than 6.8 million times across the country.

    "Today FDA and @CDCgov issued a statement regarding the Johnson & Johnson #COVID19 vaccine. We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution," started a Twitter thread from the FDA.

    Each of the six cases occurred in a person between six and 13 days after they had received the vaccine. The cases will be reviewed by the CDC on Wednesday; the FDA will review the analysis and investigate the cases, too.

    Johnson & Johnson said in a statement: "We are aware that thromboembolic events including those with thrombocytopenia have been reported with Covid-19 vaccines. At present, no clear causal relationship has been established between these rare events and the Janssen Covid-19 vaccine."

    According to The New York Times, all six of those with the adverse reaction were females between the ages of 18 and 48. "One woman died and a second woman in Nebraska has been hospitalized in critical condition," the report said.

    "While the move was framed as a recommendation to health practitioners in the states, the federal government is expected to pause administration of the vaccine at all federally run vaccination sites," the Times reported. "Federal officials expect that state health officials will take that as a strong signal to do the same. Within two hours of the announcement, Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio, a Republican, advised all health providers in his state to temporarily stop giving Johnson & Johnson shots."

    "As of [April 12], 6.8m+ doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC & FDA are reviewing data involving 6 reported U.S. cases of a rare & severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the vaccine. Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare," the FDA Twitter thread continued.

    "Treatment of this specific type of blood clot is different from the treatment that might typically be administered," the FDA said. "CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday to further review these cases and assess their potential significance. FDA will review that analysis as it also investigates these cases."

    "Until that process is complete, we are recommending this pause," the FDA announced. "This is important to ensure that the health care provider community is aware of the potential for these adverse events and can plan due to the unique treatment required with this type of blood clot."

    The agency closed the thread, "#COVID19 vaccine safety is a top priority for the federal government, and we take all reports of health problems following COVID-19 vaccination very seriously."

    Similarly, in a joint statement from the FDA's Dr. Peter Marks and Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC, the agencies announced Tuesday, "We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution. Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare."
Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

If you follow state politics, you have no doubt heard of crossover day on the legislative calendar.
Question the integrity of the 2020 election and Biden competency to be Commander-In-Chief
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Defense seeking records of communications between Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other top military officials regarding Fox News and its host Tucker Carlson
She has courage. But politics demands more than that.
Hayden Ludwig writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a foreign source of funding for Democratic electoral shenanigans.
The recent hiring of New York Times columnist Nikole Hannah-Jones as a faculty member in UNC-Chapel Hillís Hussman School of Journalism raises serious red flags about how the university is being run.
Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) spoke on the Senate floor honoring the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers during National Police Week.

HbAD1

N.C. senators are moving forward an omnibus criminal justice reform bill that would make a wide range of changes to state law in response to recent cases of rioting, violence against first responders, and accusations of police brutality.
Former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, has passed away at 37, according to Brennanís father, Terry.
Bill would eliminate provisions that broadly criminalize rules violations of certain occupational licensing boards
Good move. We should all support this common sense legislation
I wrote this article a while back and recent developments make it very clear that the words in this article are being be borne out.
James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights Republicansí contrasting approaches to the 45th presidentís legacy.
Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Mark Sternlicht to serve as Superior Court Judge for Judicial District 12 in serving Cumberland County.
Graham Piro of the Washington Free Beacon documents state-level efforts to safeguard religious freedom during a pandemic.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top