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Posted on: April 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] FDA and CDC have put a pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

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FDA and CDC have put a pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

“Out of an abundance of caution” – FDA Advisory

FDA says “rare but severe” chance of a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (blood clotting) in conjunction with low levels of blood platelets.

Out of the 6.8 million doses already administered in America, 6 total cases have been found.

This pause only affects the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine and not the Moderna or Pfizer. Queen Anne’s County Health Department has primarily been supplied with the Moderna vaccine for their vaccination efforts.

FDA & CDC: Johnson & Johnson vaccine factors for this rare blood clotting.


  • 6 Total Case Found
  • Women
  • Aged 18-48
  • Symptoms Developed 6-13 Days After Vaccination
  • 1 Woman has died and 1 is in critical condition


Symptoms to be aware of if you have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine recently:


  • Severe Headache
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Shortness of Breath


If you have any of these symptoms within the first few weeks of receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, contact your doctor immediately. 


To read the full statement from the FDA and CDC regarding the pause in Johnson and Johnson vaccine visit:






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