Denmark drops Johnson & Johnson shot from national vaccine rollout

Katie Ramirez
May 4, 2021

European regulators followed suit, but the Food and Drug Administration later temporarily halted distribution after "rare and severe" blood clotting was reported in over a dozen women as young as 18.

"The viral-vector vaccines are very effective vaccines, but there is a safety signal, a safety risk", NACI vice-chair Dr. Shelley Deeks told a virtual news conference. And most vaccination sites, including those at pharmacies, are now accepting walk-ins now that ample vaccines are available.

Allen County Health Department nurse Candice Roberts administers the vaccine Friday evening during the clinic at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Cable Road.

The JNJ vaccines expected to come into the country do not come from the Emergent facility, Health Canada had said in an earlier statement. "Depending where one lives and type of activity one does", Deeks said. All were women, most under age 50.

Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Canadians should speak with their doctor if they aren't certain what to do. It was paused after it emerged that there were six cases of vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia in America.

The CDC is warning COVID-19 vaccine providers to be aware of anxiety-related reactions after vaccination.

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He also lauded other frontline workers, including doctors, ambulance drivers and lab technicians, for their service. Friends, we all know how hard it gets for us to take care of ourselves, our families mentally in times of illness.

No J&J doses have been injected in Canada thus far, but in the USA they have documented 17 cases of the blood-clotting disorder in about eight million doses given. It provided no update Monday on the status of that review, what information it was specifically seeking, or when the review might be concluded.

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has adjusted its guidance on pregnant people getting the COVID-19 vaccines.

Pfizer and Moderna use mRNA technology, attaching the spike protein to messenger RNA, a molecule that delivers messages to the body to carry out certain functions.

It remains confident that the 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca Plc vaccine imported into Canada from the Emergent facility meet quality specifications.

It also marks the latest hurdle for the single-dose vaccine, which has been long-awaited in hard-hit regions as a way to quickly immunize vulnerable populations.

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