The New York Times reports:
Federal health agencies on Tuesday called for an immediate pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six recipients in the United States developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within about two weeks of vaccination.
All six recipients were women between the ages of 18 and 48. One woman died and a second woman in Nebraska has been hospitalized in critical condition. Nearly seven million people in the United States have received Johnson & Johnson shots so far, and roughly nine million more doses have been shipped out to the states.
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Scoop: The federal government is calling for a pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 cases of a blood clotting disorder. A major setback for the national vaccination campaign. w/ @SharonLNYT https://t.co/NkjtHukwHQ
— Noah Weiland (@noahweiland) April 13, 2021