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KDHE pausing use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson...
The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.(Source: Morgan Newell/WBTV)
Published: Apr. 13, 2021 at 8:18 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is putting a pause to the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the state.

The pause comes after the U.S. recommended a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

Six out of 6.8 million people who have received the J&J vaccine have experience rare blood clots.

“Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare,” a release by the state health department said.

There were no reports of clots from Kansas, Secretary Lee Norman said.

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