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US Suspends J&J Vaccinations to Investigate Rare Blood Clotting

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A fear of needles may keep some people away from receiving important vaccines.

The US is suspending vaccinations with the Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine after six women (ages 18 to 48) who were vaccinated developed serious clots.  As of yesterday, 7.2 million vaccines produced by J&J have been administered in the US, so the link between the clotting and the vaccine is very rare if it exists. This has no effect on the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccinations since those companies use different processes.

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It’s going to be more like days to weeks, rather than weeks to months,” Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, said Tuesday at a White House briefing. His remarks came hours after the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the break, citing six cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot among the 6.8 million Americans who have received Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.

While this is a setback for US vaccinations, Joe Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should not be seriously impacted since the two other approved vaccines have more than enough doses already administered or delivered, 104.4 million of Moderna’s vaccine and 123.5 million of the Pfizer vaccine.

It is some comfort to see regulators keeping a close eye on the vaccinations and willing to halt them whenever there might be serious concerns. Public confidence in the vaccination program is critical.

And so, the CDC reports reports for yesterday shows 36.8% of the US public has received at least one shot. The percentage of American adults who have received a dose is 47%, and 79.2% of those over 65 have been injected at least once.

US Vaccinations by Age (Cumulative %)

Age           4/8                      4/9                          4/10                        4/11                  4/12

75>         77.0%                    77.5%                     77.8%                  78.0%                   78.2%

65-74      77.5%                   78.2%                      78.6%                  78.9%                   79.2%

50-64      49.6%                   50.8%                      51.8%                  52.6%                   53.2%

40-49      36.6%                   37.8%                     38.7%                   39.4%                   40.1%

30-39      30.6%                   31.7%                     32.6                      33.3%                   33.9%

29-18      21.2%                   22.2%                     23.1                      23.8%                   24.4%

<18          0.9%                       1.0%                      1.1                         1.2%                     1.2%


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COVID.CDC.GOV/…                  COVID-19 VACCINATIONS IN US
Day

Delivered Total Shots 1st Shot  (% of Pop) Fully Vac. (% of Pop)
4/12 Mon 245,364,805 192,282,781

+2,590,736

122,295,530 (36.8%)

+1,447,040

75,322,283  (22.7%)
4/11 Sun 237,796,305 189,692,045

+2,644,914

120,848,490  (36.4%)

+1,605,588

74,066,085  (22.3%)
4/10 Sat
237,796,105
187,047,131

+3,579,422

119,242,902 (35.9%)

+2,100,023

72,630,892 (21.9%)
4/9 Fri 237,791,735 183,467,709

+4,629,928

117,142,879 (35.3%)

+2,706,840

70,692,645 (21.3%)
4/8 Thu 233,591,955 178,837,781

+3,958,065

114,436,039  (34.5%)

+2,389,428

68,202,458  (20.5%)
4/7 Wed 229,398,685 174,879,716

+3,403,061

112,046,611 (33.7%)

+2,050,877

66,203,123 (19.9%)
4/6 Tue 225,294,435 171,476,655

+2,884,580

109,995,734 (33.1%)

+1,694,500

64,422,618 (19.4%)
4/5 Mon 219,194,215 168,592,075

+1,404,280

108,301,234 (32.6%)

+785,806

63,016,976 (19.0%)
4/4 Sun 207,891,395 167,187,795

+2,134,049

107,515,428 (32.4%)

+1,300,504

62,392,065  (18.8%)
4/3 Sat 207,891,295 165,053,746

+3,365,324

106,214,924  (32.0%)

+2,001,446

61,416,536  (18.5%)
4/2 Fri 207,866,645 161,688,422

+4,081,959

104,213,478 (31.4%)

+2,408,716

59,858,146 (18%)
4/1 Thu 204,719,335 157,606,463

+3,975,059

101,804,762 (30.7%)

+2,239,451

57,878,778 (17.5%)
3/31 Wed 200,496,635

153,631,404

+3,358,112

99,565,311 (30%)

+1,972,021

56,089,614 (16.9%)
3/30 Tue 195,581,725

150,273,292

+2,670,947

97,593,290 (29.4%)

+1,549,244

54,607,041 (16.4%)
3/29 Mon 189,451,285

147,602,345

+1,789,510

96,044,046 (28.9%)

+1,357,858

53,423,486 (16.1%)
3/28 Sun 180,646,565

145,812,835

+2,350,144

94,686,188 (28.6)

+1,055,025

52,529,949 (15.8%)
3/27 Sat 180,646,465

143,462,691

+3,281,956

93,631,163 (28.2%)

+1,923,434

51,593,564 (15.5%)
2/27

J&J vaccine

authorized

1/19

12/18

12/11

pre-Biden

Moderna

Pfizer/Bio

20,110,911

authorized

authorized

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