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WSOC: Dr. Ryan Shelton on the COVID-19 J&J Vaccine Pause

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration have recommended pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to a potential issue with a very rare blood clotting disease. The issue is being examined very thoroughly.

Tryon Medical’s Dr. Ryan Shelton joined WSOC to explain the medical complication, how rare it is and why it shouldn’t prevent anyone from getting available COVID-19 vaccines still safely in use.

Keep In Mind:

  • While distribution of the J&J vaccine has been paused, the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are still authorized and safe for adult use.
  • Regardless of the vaccine you receive, you should report any unusual adverse reactions to your medical provider.
  • An unvaccinated person getting sick from COVID-19 is still far more likely than suffering a blood clot after getting vaccinated.