Advertisement

Spokesman: New Mexico pausing administration of J&J vaccine

Several COVID-19 vaccine clinics have had to shut down in at least four states after people had...
Several COVID-19 vaccine clinics have had to shut down in at least four states after people had adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine leading some to wonder about the safety of the shot.(WBRC)
Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 7:45 AM MST|Updated: Apr. 13, 2021 at 8:16 AM MST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Department of Health said Tuesday, April 13, the state will pause administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in response to a federal recommendation stemming from reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

Health Secretary Department Dr. Tracie Collins said the state and the federal government are “acting out of an abundance of caution.” Collins said state officials will share more information as they learn it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration earlier Tuesday said the federal government was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts.

(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)