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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:03 PM

A C.D.C. panel recommends J.&J. shots restart with a label noting the risk of very rare blood clots.

Source: New York Times

A panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday voted to recommend lifting the pause on the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine for all adults and adding a label about an exceedingly uncommon, but potentially dangerous, blood clotting disorder. The vote came after a C.D.C. scientist presented nine new confirmed cases of the disorder, bringing the total to 15. All the cases have been in women, and 13 have been in women between 18 and 49 years old.

Federal health officials are expected to respond quickly and formally recommend that states lift the pause. Administration of the vaccine ground to a halt last week after reports emerged of a rare blood clotting disorder in six women who had received the vaccine. The disorder combines blood clots, often in the brain, and a low level of platelets, blood cells that typically promote clotting. “This pause was essential to our ability to inform the public,” Dr. José R. Romero, the chair of the advisory panel, said at the meeting.

The overall risk of developing the clotting disorder is extremely low. Women between 30 and 39 appear to be at greatest risk, with 11.8 cases per million doses given. There have been 7 cases per million doses among women between 18 and 49. Three women have died from the rare clots and seven remain hospitalized, four of whom are in the intensive care unit, a C.D.C. scientist said at Friday’s meeting. “These cases are not just numbers to any of us, and we take them very seriously,” Dr. Joanne Waldstreicher, the chief medical officer of Johnson & Johnson, said at the meeting. “These are people.”

The company supported adding a warning label to the vaccine, and has agreed upon language for a potential label with the F.D.A., she said. The label she presented notes that “most cases” of the clotting disorder have occurred in women between 18 and 49 years old. Nearly 8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have now been administered. Among men and women who are 50 or over, there has been less than one case per million doses. The clotting disorder is “rare but clinically serious,” Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, the deputy director of the C.D.C.’s immunization safety office, said at the meeting.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/23/health/johnson-covid-vaccine-blood-clots.html



I watched the last hour or so of this as they were voting...

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Reply A C.D.C. panel recommends J.&J. shots restart with a label noting the risk of very rare blood clots. (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Apr 23 OP
Grasswire2 Apr 23 #1
OnDoutside Apr 23 #2
yaesu Apr 23 #3
flibbitygiblets Apr 23 #4
orleans Apr 23 #5
speak easy Apr 24 #6
flibbitygiblets Apr 24 #7
speak easy Apr 24 #8

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:12 PM

1. Can't wait.

My doctor recommended waiting for the J&J to avoid any possible bad reaction while I am dealing with another health issue.

Can't wait!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:27 PM

2. I was wondering why a rock band were pushing the J&J vaccine...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:14 PM

3. Its my preferred shot, hoping to track one down when they quit playing musical chairs with it. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:55 PM

4. Did anyone else have to re-read the headline before realizing that AC/DC (the band)

was not involved in this decision?

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:56 PM

5. lol. it didn't occur to me but it's funny now that you mention it. n/t

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:21 AM

6. For those who get the shot ... we salute you :)

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Response to speak easy (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:09 AM

7. Good one!

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:39 AM

8. Fire ... fire !

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