Is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved or not? Is it safe?Updated: April 26th, 2021
The CDC in the US called a temporary pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine to review data and conduct a risk-benefit analysis around the use of this vaccine.
As of 23rd April, the CDC has recommended resuming the use of the vaccine, after a review of all available data at this time shows that the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks for those recommended to receive it.
The CDC notes that women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare but increased risk of blood clots with low platelets after vaccination, and that other COVID-19 vaccines are available. Read the full update here.
We asked Prof. Peter Hotez, an internationally recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development, whether people should be worried about COVID-19 vaccines and blood clots. Watch the video to hear what he said.