US regulators recommend ‘pause’ in use of J&J vaccine over blood clot fears

Top US health authorities have recommended a “pause” in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine “out of an abundance of caution” as they investigate any links between it and blood clots, a regulator says.

The US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control are assessing the “potential significance” of six reported cases of a rare blood clot in patients who have received the shot, the FDA tweets. “Until that process is complete, we are recommending this pause,” it says.

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