By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Iowa pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout

Rare blood clot disorder seen in 6 people halts administration


April 15, 2021

Administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been suspended nationwide following news of a rare blood clotting disorder potentially associated with the shot.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), data is being reviewed involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. In these cases, a type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis was seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets. All six cases occurred among women between the ages of 18...

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