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CDC and FDA Issue Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Dear Pharmacists,


As of April 13th, the FDA and CDC issued a joint statement regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. There have been 6 reported cases of blood clots occurring in women aged 18-48 within 1-2 weeks after vaccination. Both the FDA and CDC recommend a hold in administering the vaccine for precautionary reasons "to ensure that the health care provider community is aware of the potential for these adverse events and can plan for proper recognition and management due to the unique treatment required with this type of blood clot."


If a patient has received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and experiences severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, they should contact their healthcare provider.


For more information:

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/joint-cdc-and-fda-statement-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine


https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0413-JJ-vaccine.html



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