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CDC panel postpones decision on J&J vaccine while it investigates rare, but serious, blood-clot issue


Medical assistant floater Charlene Batas administers a one-shot dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a clinic targeting immigrant community members on March 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel on Wednesday decided to postpone a decision on Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine after six women developed a rare, but potentially life-threatening, blood-clotting disorder that left one dead and critical condition.

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met a day after the Food and Drug Administration asked states to temporarily halt using J&J’s vaccine “out of an abundance of…


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