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Federal health agencies asked for an immediate pause of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine.

In a joint statement Tuesday, the CDC and FDA said it was investigating clots and reduced platelet counts in six women post-vaccination. This happened within two weeks of the injection. The women were between the ages of 18 and 48. One of the recipients passed away,  and another is in critical condition.

More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.S.

NJ’s Governor, Phil Murphy stated all J&J vaccine appointments will be put on hold or cancelled.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf also stated the state will pause the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and are experiencing severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination it is recommended to contact your health care provider. If three weeks have passed and you have not developed any side effects the risk of an adverse reaction is unlikely but it is important to continue to monitor yourself for symptoms.

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