CDC Confirms More Cases of Rare Blood Clot Disorder Linked to J.&J. Vaccine

Sharing is Caring!

Federal health officials have now confirmed 28 cases, including six in men, of a rare blood clotting disorder in adults who have received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.

Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, the deputy director of the immunization safety office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, presented the new cases on Wednesday at a meeting of a panel of advisers to the C.D.C.

The figure is an increase from the 15 confirmed cases, all of which were in women, that were reported at last month’s meeting.

READ  I lost my job because I wouldn't take the vaccine

Although officials have now identified a handful of cases in men, women – especially those between the ages of 30 and 49 – appear to remain at elevated risk. “The trend is that the reporting rates are higher in females compared to males in all age categories,” Dr. Shimabukuro said at the meeting.

READ  COVID vaccine lottery: 3 LA County residents, 2 from OC win $50,000


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.