For those wary about taking the vaccine, this story is not going to do much to raise their confidence in the COVID vaccine.
Reports broke early Tuesday that the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be halted here in the United States.
The FDA has recommended the pause to further investigate problems with blood clots in vaccine recipients.
Studying the Reaction
When we look at the overall numbers, this would still be considered a rare reaction, as there have been about six women that have suffered severe side effects.
Even so, vaccine use has been paused so the company can further investigate the problems…
As of 4/12, 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
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) April 13, 2021
The FDA added, “Treatment of this specific type of blood clot is different from the treatment that might typically be administered. 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.”
Regardless of what is said, however, anti-vaccination advocates are going to jump all over this as yet another reason to not take the vaccine.
It will create yet another challenge for the Biden administration to hit the coveted 70-80 percent threshold that has been associated with herd immunity.
Source: Fox News