Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Is Helping Doctors
To date, there are only six known cases of a severe reaction to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It is occurring in women between the ages of 18 and 45 who developed blood clots is their lungs three weeks after getting the J&J shot. One women has died.
So far, 6.85 million doses have been administered in the United States. That said, the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is safe overall. However, because of the six rare adverse reactions, the administration has put a pause on the vaccine so doctors and scientists can study the cases to learn why the blood clots are happening.
Dr. Fauci explained putting a pause on the J&J vaccine was an excellent idea in spite of the fact that cases are rare. It shows transparency and that every life is important. The fact that the FDA put a temporary stop to the vaccine lets everyone know the system is working as it should. There is no need to panic. This is just a way for the scientists and medical physicians to study why this is happening and learn how to stop it. That is a good thing.