JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says those who have received the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine should not be worried.
On Tuesday the U.S. recommended a “pause” in the administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.
In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts. More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.S.
He says the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are not affected.
Dobbs says more than 38,000 doses of the J&J vaccine have been given in Mississippi.
If you received JnJ - do not be worried
Risk period appears short. Likelihood very small.
— thomas dobbs (@TCBPubHealth) April 13, 2021