The dying of a girl who obtained the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is beneath investigation by federal well being authorities as a part of a broader probe into potential “antagonistic negative effects” from the vaccine.
Virginia State Vaccination Coordinator Danny Avula launched a press release on Tuesday that confirmed the March dying is being investigated by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention over a possible hyperlink to the vaccine.
The Virginia dying was reported to the CDC’s Vaccine Opposed Occasion Reporting System, Avula mentioned.
Johnson & Johnson mentioned on Tuesday that it might pause its scientific trials and delay the rollout of its shot in Europe till the probe in the U.S. was ironed out.
Federal well being businesses on Tuesday referred to as for a pause on administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to dig deeper into stories from six ladies between the ages of 18 and 48 who mentioned they fell sick with a “a uncommon and extreme kind of blood clot” – as described by the CDC – inside two weeks of receiving the vaccine. Just one lady has died up to now.
Practically 7 million doses of the vaccine have been administered within the U.S.
The CDC is ready to convene a gathering on Wednesday to evaluate the instances.
The pause is anticipated to be lifted within the near-future.
In a press release, Johnson & Johnson acknowledged that the well being and security of people that use its merchandise is its primary precedence.