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Doctors say fears of blood clots from J&J's shot are overdone and could delay the push to end the pandemic

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The race to immunize the world against the coronavirus is now facing its biggest safety-related challenge yet.
Two leading vaccines, developed by Johnson & Johnson and by AstraZeneca, have now seen their rollouts disrupted by concerns that they cause very rare but serious cases of blood clotting.
The US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention jointly recommended on Tuesday that the US pause the rollout of the J&J vaccine as the agencies investigate. AstraZeneca's shot isn't available in the US.
The concern is a genuine one...
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What to do if you got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine amid blood clot fears

What to do if you got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine amid blood clot fears

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The US is pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine rollout after reports of a rare type of blood clot in six out of 6.8 million people who got the vaccine. All of the people affected were women between 18 and 48 years old.
The women developed a type of blood clot known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis , and they had low levels of blood platelets.
Although the adverse event is rare, J&J vaccine recipients may be concerned. Insider asked Dr. Alex Spyropoulos, an expert on blood clots at Northwell Health in New York, about what you should do if you already...
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JOIN US THURSDAY FOR A LIVE EVENT: What everyone should know about coronavirus vaccines and the risk of rare, serious blood clots

JOIN US THURSDAY FOR A LIVE EVENT: What everyone should know about coronavirus vaccines and the risk of rare, serious blood clots

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Coronavirus vaccines are the world's best hope for ending the pandemic.
But two of the shots are now under scrutiny, after a small number of reports linking them to rare, yet extremely serious, blood clots.
In the US, health regulators have called for a pause in vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson's shot so they can evaluate reports of blood clots. Some countries have halted immunizations with AstraZeneca's vaccine, or restricted it to more limited groups of people, after European Union health officials said it can cause a rare type of blood clot .
In both cases, the...
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