Florida resumes Johnson & Johnson vaccination shots

Shots using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine resumed Sunday at federally supported mass vaccination sites throughout Florida, state emergency officials said. The Florida Division of Emergency Management tweeted that it was resuming the Johnson & Johnson shots at the vaccination sites in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami after reviewing guidance from the Centers for Disease […]

EU: J&J vaccine linked to rare blood clots, but benefits outweigh risks

European regulators said Tuesday they found another possible link between the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and rare cases of blood clots. As the pandemic drags on, Emer Cooke, executive director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), said COVID-19 vaccines can end the suffering. “There are still thousands of people dying every day. And I don’t […]

Fauci says he expects J&J vaccine to resume later this week

The United States will likely move to resume Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine this coming week, possibly with restrictions or broader warnings after reports of some very rare blood clot cases, the government’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, in a series of news show interviews, said he expects a decision when […]

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Experts urge more research after blood clots reported from J&J vaccine

Doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are still on temporary hold after dangerous blood clots were found exclusively in women. Experts are urging scientists to do more research so it doesn’t happen again. “The CDC and the FDA are reviewing data involving six reports of a rare type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus […]

Some US bishops discourage Catholics from getting J&J vaccine

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is raising moral concerns over the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine because it’s produced using a cell line derived from an aborted fetus. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is labeling the newest vaccine “morally compromised,” and recommends Catholics not choose the Johnson and Johnson vaccine if they […]