California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

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Santa Barbara County Public Health is following the CDC, FDA, and state recommendations to pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Federal officials are reviewing cases where six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed unusual types of blood clots 6 to 13 days after receiving the vaccine. This pause will last until the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) complete their review, which is expected to take several days. 

Nearly 7,000,000 people have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the United States to date. People who received the vaccine in the last 3 weeks should look for any symptoms of these unusual clots, including severe headaches, abdominal or leg pain, and shortness of breath, and contact their medical provider if symptoms develop. People who don't have a medical provider can either go to an Emergency Room or an Urgent Care or call 2-1-1 to connect with a healthcare provider or call 9-1-1 if emergency response is needed.

While these adverse events appear to be extremely rare, the agencies are recommending a pause in the use of the vaccine out of an abundance of caution, and until a thorough review is completed. This pause will also ensure that health care providers are aware of the potential for these adverse events and understand the appropriate treatment for patients if a blood clot occurs.

The joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson can be found at www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0413-JJ-vaccine.html.

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letmego Apr 14, 2021 09:06 AM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

The odds of clots are larger with taking bcp's...which makes me wonder, a bit, if there is something to that (a reaction between the two?) It's interesting that it's a specific TYPE of clotting. Very rare.

Voice of Reason Apr 13, 2021 02:01 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

6 out of 6.8 million cases reported an extremely rare blood clot. That’s a 0.00009% chance of getting a blood clot. For women taking the birth control pill the rate for getting clots is about 0.3% to 1% over 10 years. Does the risk of a blood clot outweigh the risk of getting Covid?

Chip of SB Apr 13, 2021 02:56 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

I’m not sure what to make of this yet. Six cases of blood clots out of 7 million vaccinated people is not very many at all. Trump said this is a catastrophic mistake, and suggested the government agencies responsible for the decision were likely motivated by politics and ties to the other vaccine manufacturers. That is to be determined. He also correctly points out that the reputation of the Johnson vaccine will never recover. Interestingly, the Johnson vaccine is similar to the AstraZeneca vaccine that has been plagued with problems in Europe. Fauci says the decision to halt the Johnson vaccine is simply “following the science”, whatever that means anymore. Perhaps there are a lot more problems with this vaccine that have yet to be reported. But what about the other vaccines? The VAERS system has something close to 3000 reports of deaths associated with all the us COVID vaccines already. If 6 people having a problem is all it takes, there would be ample reason to halt all of the vaccines if VAERS is any indication. It will be very interesting to see how this all plays out and why they chose to scuttle the Johnson vaccine.

Voice of Reason Apr 13, 2021 03:41 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Well Sac, in this instance he's not wrong. There is a greater risk of blood clots for a woman taking a pill to prevent a pregnancy than there is taking the JJ shot to prevent Covid. Think about that for a minute.

sacjon Apr 13, 2021 03:44 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

VOR - I agree, just curious why anyone is still listening to him... and how? The silence and absence of his constant ranting and nonsensical verbal diarrhea has been noticeable and I'd like to say therapeutic to our nation. Ahhh yes..... sweet sweet silence ;)

Voice of Reason Apr 13, 2021 03:56 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

People are still listening to him because he's one of the few speaking out against the corruption in DC. There are some on the far-left/socialist side as well but they too get silenced by Big Tech who favors the status quo and the real party of major corporations / capitalism - the DNC.

sacjon Apr 13, 2021 04:14 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

VOR - ROTFLMAO..... he WAS the "corruption" in DC. Yeah, yeah there's some shady corrupt liberals, but to imply Trump is some beacon of integrity taking on the political dirt in DC is so far out of touch, it's truly laughable. Inciting insurrection. Stoking the flames of white supremacy. Appointing his family to high level government positions. Making friends with dictators. I mean the list goes on and on and on and on...... come on now, you know.

a-1618355673 Apr 13, 2021 04:14 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

No kidding! trump is more likely to be lamenting the extirpation of most of his corruption schemes. He still has those recurring charges to the victims who signed up to donate to fight the election results, though. You'll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of a certain demographic.

letmego Apr 14, 2021 09:08 AM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

I mean, obv the largest source of corruption in DC (way more than half, at least) was 45. Now that he's gone, we are back to the normal run-of-the-mill corruption levels. 25%? I'm just making those numbers up.

Voice of Reason Apr 14, 2021 09:39 AM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

you're making a lot of stuff up. most of 45's corruption was perceived corruption, fed to you by media networks that have now admitted on camera it was their intent to get him out of office and that they participated in propaganda rather than news. That is corruption, and if you're okay with that, you are part of the problem.

Voice of Reason Apr 14, 2021 10:00 AM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

"some" = grossly understated. I'm not even going to get into the rest of the propaganda you mentioned but think about how you came to that opinion, was it listening or reading to speeches/press conferences in full? Or was it listening to selectively edited and heavily opined soundbites on the "news"? (which has now admitted on tape they intentionally participated in propaganda to get him out of office).

Voice of Reason Apr 14, 2021 11:29 AM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

The closest I've found to non-propaganda "news" with limited opinions and narratives inserted is the Daily Mail and BBC, not even in the US. I read from several outlets here in the US in order to form an accurate picture of what is going, you should be as well. It's amazing what one covers and the other ignores, and how they can both cover the same event in completely different ways. This is what happens when journalism dies.

Voice of Reason Apr 14, 2021 11:42 AM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Also, they just released video of a CNN director talking about engaging in progoganda to try to get Trump out of office, how they pushed death and fear during covid for ratings, pretty much all the stuff that was already clear to a good portion of the US. You should watch it.

sacjon Apr 14, 2021 11:51 AM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

VOR - I do read/watch BBC and still found Trump to be undeniably corrupt. Now, answer my question and explain why everyone else's news sources are lies, but yours are not.

And CNN being anti-Trump? Come on, even my 3 year old knows that. No surprise there.

ChemicalSuperFreak Apr 14, 2021 02:20 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

CHIP, the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shows a clotting frequency 10 times higher than the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Both use a delivery platform based on an adenoviral vector. More of the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine has been given thus far, and perhaps the higher clotting rates seen with this vaccine are a more accurate number and the reason why they're pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, for now. I wouldn't be shocked if they raise the estimated clotting risk of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, making all these "1 in a million" and "you'd have a better chance" comments look premature and foolish.

Chip of SB Apr 13, 2021 04:19 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

I think you’re absolutely right. 6 people out of 7 million is less than a drop in the bucket. The decision to cancel the Johnson vaccine cannot be based on that low number alone. There has got to be more to this story that has yet to be reported. Regardless, this publicity is likely unrecoverable for the Johnson vaccine, and its terrible for the vaccine program in general. They have been running adds everywhere assuring us they didn’t cut any corners in development, that the vaccines are all safe, and that everyone should get vaccinated as soon as possible. Now they are saying “oops, we screwed up, one of three vaccines may not be safe, don’t get it, but the others are fine, trust us.” That is not a good look!

ChemicalSuperFreak Apr 13, 2021 04:25 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Australia has also dropped the Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine due to the same concerns (Ref. 1). The J & J vaccine uses an adenovirus vector much like the AstraZeneca's Vaxzevria COVID-19 vaccine, which is also causing blood clots (Ref. 2).

Unapproved vaccines rolled out globally...what could possibly go wrong?

(Ref 1) https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/04/12/Australia-excludes-COVID-19-vaccine/5011618272514/
(Ref 2) https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/04/07/eu-ema-astrazeneca-covid-vaccine-clotting/7821617807713/

Chip of SB Apr 13, 2021 05:09 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Is using “the best tool available” today worth the risk if it is liable to be judged too dangerous to use tomorrow? The FDA/CDC must feel that it’s dangerous enough to justify the PR hit they are taking by admitting they failed to recognize the hazard before issuing an EUA to distribute the vaccine. Why else would they halt it now?

ChemicalSuperFreak Apr 13, 2021 06:57 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

There was, and is, zero proof that those poor people would have contracted COVID, let alone die of it or spread it. Stop spreading the FUD. More than 90% of Americans have not tested positive for COVID, and the number of asymptomatic patients is low (< 10 % in Santa Barbara). These individuals were quite young, walked in healthy and took a vaccine that ultimately killed them.

a-1618362109 Apr 13, 2021 06:01 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

The people who had this reaction to the proteins in the vaccine (thrombocytopenia and cerebral clotting) are the ones who would have reacted this way to the actual virus proteins. The pause is just out of an abundance of caution, to make sure there isn't another effect to worry about. The cerebral clots occur naturally at about 5 per million population, and this was about 6 per 7 million.

jak Apr 14, 2021 01:01 PM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

A-1618362109, thrombocytopenia? Looks like someone on this thread actually did some research in actual technical publications. Would be nice if you had included sources. You are the first “journalist” I have encountered who seems to have bothered to do any technical research at all. Good work, thank you.

PitMix Apr 14, 2021 07:47 AM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Your risk of getting covid and blood clots from that is much higher than the risk of getting clots from the vaccine. But almost no one assesses risk in a rational way because of how we are wired from evolution.

https://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/04/30/3490350.htm

PitMix Apr 14, 2021 10:05 AM
California Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

VOR, I try not to engage with you because I don't find your opinions helpful or based in fact. The assessment of risk in the vaccine is very different than the assessment of risk in Covid. And since you never agreed with any of the standard Covid risk info, I doubt that we are in agreement on this.

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