If you’re scheduled to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine anytime soon, it’s not happening.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has ordered an immediate halt in using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This order follows the CDC and FDA recommendations of ‘pause’ in using the vaccine after reports of blood clots in six women after receiving the vaccine.
The Department of Public Health is notifying all Massachusetts providers to pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, effective immediately. @CDCgov @US_FDA (2/2) pic.twitter.com/65ueAZIV2E— Mass. Public Health (@MassDPH) April 13, 2021
The CDC says this pause is “out of an abundance of caution” and will meet on Wednesday to further review these cases and assess their potential significance.
CDC and FDA reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals after receiving Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. See full statement: https://t.co/ekYT9dljtd pic.twitter.com/a7Fiixg735— CDC (@CDCgov) April 13, 2021