Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause


Parker Bazaz, Editor

The Johnson and Johnson vaccine has been paused after 6 people experienced rare and severe blood clots, after receiving the vaccine. Only 6 people out of millions of people who have received the vaccine have had these blood clots. The blood clots symptoms start to form 6-13 days after receiving the vaccine. Dr. Anthony Fauci  said that the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only a pause not a cancellation. Even though it is very rare, they paused it out of an abundance of caution. This is a major setback for the vaccine roll out because with this one shot vaccine, they were able to get more people fully vaccinated. Dr. Fauci expects the pause to last for a few days to a few weeks, not a few months. 

Around 3 to 4 million people are being vaccinated every day. Dr. Fauci says that deaths related to corona virus will decline, even with rising cases. More vaccine centers are replacing their Johnson and Johnson vaccines, with Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines. Hot spots like Michigan are being hit the hardest with the pause of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. With their cases rising at a rapid rate the hospitals and front line workers are being overwhelmed.