The city’s health department says it currently has 300 doses on hand and will use it for in-home vaccination.
Houston – the Houston Health Department It is said that it will resume the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine next week after being halted by the CDC on Friday. The city’s health department says it currently has 300 doses on hand and will use it for in-home vaccination.
Dr. of Baylor College of Medicine. Peter Hotz says the decision was made because complications were rare.
Dr. “They needed to collect weapons around them and see how many more cases were going to happen,” Hotz said.
In all, the CDC confirmed 15 cases of blood clots, all in women. 3 of them died, 7 were hospitalized and 5 patients were sent home.
CDC director Dr. “Based on an in-depth analysis, association is likely to occur, but the risk is very low,” said Rochelle Wallensky.
How much less? The CDC states that there are 1.9 cases per million people. However, Drs. Hotez says there are other risk factors the CDC cannot pin down such as whether you are on birth control, post-partum or a non-smoker. He says that this is why it is important for everyone to talk to your doctor.
“So this is how the label will read with the awareness that it can happen and that women between the ages of 18 and 48 are somewhat at risk,” he said.
The CDC states that it will work to distribute patient handouts about the findings and share more information with doctors about treating rare blood clots.