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J&J Vaccine Gets The Blood Clot Warning Label

CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration lifted their recommended pause on use of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine Friday and said the label will be updated to warn of blood clot risks.Vaccinations could resume as soon as Saturday, the FDA said.The agencies acted quickly after a vote by the CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices recommended lifting the pause.

“We have concluded that the known and potential benefits of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older,” acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said in a statement.

“We are confident that this vaccine continues to meet our standards for safety, effectiveness and quality. We recommend people with questions about which vaccine is right for them have those discussions with their health care provider.”

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