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WATCH: Mkhize briefs SA on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Neo Thale

Top US health authorities on Tuesday recommended a 'pause' in the use of the vaccine 'out of an abundance of caution'.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize. Picture: @COVID_19_ZA/Twitter.

Top US health authorities on Tuesday recommended a “pause” in the use of the vaccine “out of an abundance of caution” as they investigate any links between it and blood clots, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.

UPDATE: SA suspends rollout of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

“CDC [Centers for Disease Control]  & FDA are reviewing data involving 6 reported U.S. cases of a rare & severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the vaccine. Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare,” the FDA stated on Twitter.

Watch the briefing below, courtesy of the SABC.

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