MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama well being authorities will present an replace on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following the CDC’s and FDA’s suggestion Tuesday to halt utilization resulting from blood clot issues.
The Alabama Public Well being Division will maintain a press convention Tuesday at 11 a.m. to debate the most recent round utilization of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. State Well being Officer Dr. Scott Harris will focus on how the state plans to reply to the unwanted effects behind the the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
U.S. well being businesses requested vaccination websites Tuesday morning to cease providing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine after a number of individuals developed blood clots. The choice to pause use of the vaccine comes after the U.S. had already used the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on almost 7 million individuals, in keeping with the New York Occasions.
Six individuals within the U.S. developed blood clots inside two weeks of getting the vaccine. All six of the sufferers have been ladies between the ages of 18 and 48.
In keeping with stories, one lady died from a probably vaccine-related clot. One other is in vital situation.
A livestream of the press convention at 11 a.m. can be accessible within the video participant above.
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