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Georgia will resume Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccinations

Georgia will resume Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccinations

Georgia will resume administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The decision comes after government advisory board gave the green light to resume the vaccine after investigating the risk of blood clots. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that the United States should resume Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccinations. Pending the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s formal acceptance of the decision, the Georgia Department of Public Health will again offer the vaccine to Georgians aged 18 and older. However, there is no timeline yet for when administration will begin again.  The advisory committee advised that a warning should…
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Georgia halts Johnson & Johnson vaccines due to blood clot risk

Georgia halts Johnson & Johnson vaccines due to blood clot risk

Georgia has paused distribution of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of a nationwide halt after reports of blood clots in six people in the U.S. who had received the shot. The six cases of “a rare and severe type of blood clot” are among more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson-brand vaccine administered in the U.S. as of Monday, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare,” the FDA said in a statement Tuesday. The six cases of blood clots all occurred…
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Johnson & Johnson vaccines halted in Cumming: Here’s what you need to know

Johnson & Johnson vaccines halted in Cumming: Here’s what you need to know

State officials are halting COVID vaccinations at a Cumming site after eight people had adverse reactions to getting a Johnson & Johnson shot there Wednesday. The CDC is evaluating the situation in the Atlanta suburb and in three other states – Iowa, Colorado and Michigan. One person in Cumming was evaluated at a hospital and then released, the Department of Public Health said Friday. The other seven were monitored at the vaccine site — the Cumming Fairgrounds — and sent home. The reactions “were consistent with common reactions in adults being vaccinated with any vaccine, but due to the number…
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