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COVID-19: CDC Postpones Verdict on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Christian Carlos. Peninsula 360 Press [P360P].

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel ?CDCdecided on Wednesday to postpone the verdict on the decision to be taken by the entity regarding the application of the vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 - the new coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 - in view of the increase in cases of coagulation, which, according to what was reported, can cause death.

In response, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the different centers convened a meeting following the announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where a recommendation was made to U.S. governments to temporarily abandon the application of the vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson against COVID-19 as a "major precautionary measure," the U.S. agency said.

The decision to be made by the CDC is whether to continue immunizing people with Johnson & Johnson vaccines or to pause their use or, in the worst-case scenario, to halt any use of this specific pharmaceutical company's vaccine.

The pause, according to the committee, could take at least a month. This would give the CDC time to investigate the cause of the side effects produced by the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; specifically, the cause of blood clotting. Some panel members suggest other time windows to elucidate likely reactions to the vaccine that has experienced problems in countries in Europe and Latin America.

However, other options are still being considered, such as limiting the application of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine to specific age groups that are less vulnerable to cases of blood clotting and, thus, minimizing its risks. Cases have been reported where, mostly women, develop thrombosis of the central venous sinus -also known as CVST- only two weeks after having received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to, in principle, prevent the effects of COVID-19, according to information provided by health sector experts in the U.S. last Tuesday.

As Peninsula 360 Press reported yesterday, San Mateo County has put San Mateo County on hiatus. The application of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals. So far, of the total number of vaccines administered in San Mateo County, just over 3.9 percent of the doses are for the vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson.

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