New York Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

New York state has temporarily stopped administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on the advice of federal health officials.

Six women have developed a rare blood clot after taking the single-dose vaccine.

We have stopped using Johnson & Johnson in this state and we're going to use Pfizer and Moderna in the meantime,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

It’s expected that the pause could last just a few days.

“We do have enough Pfizer and we do have enough Moderna vaccination to keep our schedule and to keep those numbers happening,” Cuomo said.

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