RELATED: Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine has been paused in Colorado. Here’s what you need to know. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been halted across the country after six women developed blood clots in correlation to their vaccination. Health experts say the number of people developing symptoms is minuscule compared to the number of people vaccinated.
“There’s been about 200 million doses of COVID vaccine administered in this country, and it has virtually been the safest vaccine roll out you could have ever imagined,” Neid said. “It seems to be at least 100 to 1000 times less likely than other common clotting disorders that people suffer every day.”
“I think the takeaway message is that vaccination is very important. It’s very efficacious, and it’s very safe,” Neid said. “This development doesn’t change that message at all.” But any side effects are important to study and reduce, Neid said. The pause in vaccines shows the system of intense oversight is working.
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