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California Pulls All Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Following Blood Clot Cases

Governor says California reopening date of June 15th will still be in place

By Evan Symon, April 13, 2021 2:45 pm

Following reports that there have been several cases of severe blood clots associated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Californian health officials joined a growing number of states in temporary halting it’s usage on Tuesday.

In a joint a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) press conference, health experts said that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine caused an adverse reaction in at least six women ages 18-48 across the country, causing them to develop cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) blood clots. To date, one woman has died, with another in Nebraska in critical condition. The potential for more developments cause the government agencies to recommend a pause in administering the vaccine until more is known.

“We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution,” said FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Director Dr. Peter Marks and CDC principal deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat in the joint statement on Tuesday. “This is important, in part, to ensure that the health care provider community is aware of the potential for these adverse events and can plan for proper recognition and management due to the unique treatment required with this extremely rare type of blood clot.

“More than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. In these cases, a type of blood clot called CVST was seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia). All six cases occurred among women between the ages of 18 and 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.

“Treatment of this specific type of blood clot is different from the treatment that might typically be administered. Usually, an anticoagulant drug called heparin is used to treat blood clots. In this setting, administration of heparin may be dangerous, and alternative treatments need to be given.”

The recommendation had an immediate effect, with dozens of cities and states, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, halting all J&J vaccines earlier in the day before the state of California joined them.

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“Today, the CDC and FDA have recommended a temporary pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution. Of over 6.8 million doses administered nationally, there have been six reported cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot with symptoms occurring 6 to 13 days after vaccination,” explained California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan in a statement on Tuesday.

“California is following the FDA and CDC’s recommendation and has directed health care providers to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until we receive further direction from health and safety experts. Additionally, the state will convene the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup to review the information provided by the federal government on this issue. As the federal government has said, we do not expect a significant impact to our vaccination allocations. In California, less than 4% of our vaccine allocation this week is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.”

Governor Gavin Newsom added to the official state response saying that, despite the fewer number of vaccines, the California reopening date of June 15th would still be in place.

“Out of an abundance of caution CA will follow the CDC & FDA & temporarily pause use of J&J,” tweeted Newsom “J&J is just 4% of CA’s supply from the feds right now. Vaccines are still overwhelmingly safe. We’re vaccinating 3+ million people a week and are still on track to fully reopen 6/15.”

While currently only a small percentage of vaccine doses being given in California, the sudden drop in the total number of vaccines is expected to slow down vaccinations in the state, especially with all adults being allowed to receive the vaccine beginning on April 15th. Many areas, such as Los Angeles, had ben expecting a 15% drop in its vaccine supply this week, followed by another 5% next week due to the increased demand. With the J&J vaccine now out of commission, those are expected to drop to 20% and 25% respectively.

“We’re expecting more people pissed off that they can’t be vaccinated because of this,” said Jackie Wolfowitz, a nurse who has been administering vaccines in Orange County, to the Globe. “Everyone wanted this one too because you only needed one dose instead of two. So now people will need to come back for a second, which will slow things down a bit

“It was the right move to do, but it’s going to take California longer now.”

It is currently unknown when one-dose J&J vaccines will be reintroduced in California.

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9 thoughts on “California Pulls All Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Following Blood Clot Cases

  1. People, do you really think these experimental “vaccines” were halted by the FDA and CDC after only 7, SEVEN, reported adverse reaction cases out of 6.8 million doses given? Where is the transparency? You know as well as I, there is more to this…….Come on man (sarcasm)!

  2. 6 out of 6 million people. Exceedingly rare. Wonder what the effect will be on vaccination efforts and public opinion. If JJ gets drop even temporarily, vaccinations will take longer and there’s going to be frustration and anger.

    Pretty wise decision to withdraw JJ. The few cases of blood clots will scare many people. However was it smart? 1 in a million chance is exceedingly rare and all it will do is slow vaccination efforts.

    1. Thousands of people are dying from covid vaccines and hundreds of thousands have severe side effects. Just because the LIARS at CNN don’t tell you does not mean it is not happening. What happened to the liberal mantra “if we just save one life”? You cannot have it both ways.

      1. “…You cannot have it both ways….” That’s very phobic of you. They can have it multiple ways; not just the “white supremacist” both. (jk) and they do.

  3. Don’t be a lab rat…

    99.8% survivability and probably 2/3 have already had it…

    Why the insistence???

  4. How many cases of sickness and death have been reported about the other Covid Vaccines, but yet they keep on going?

  5. Ironic that both non-mRNA vaccines are now unavailable. Because a 1:1,000,000 vaccine risk of a blood clot is worse than a 1:600 risk of CCP virus death?? Pay no attention to that Great Reset behind the curtain.

  6. Ironic that both non-mRNA vaccines are now unavailable. Because a 1:1,000,000 vaccine risk of a blood clot is worse than a 1:600 risk of CCP virus death?? Pay no attention to that Great Reset behind the curtain.

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