Most Americans have been advised to be given the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines instead of the Johnson & Johnson dose. US health advisories (CDC) said on Thursday that there is a risk of blood clots from the Johnson & Johnson dosage.
According to the agency, advisors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said nine deaths have been confirmed after vaccination amid a blood clotting problem, while Pfizer and Moderna do not have this problem. They are also more effective. He said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky must decide whether to accept the panel's advice.
US has considered all three COVID-19 vaccines available to its citizens as equal options, as the study found that strong claims were being made. The initial supply of vaccines was limited. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was initially touted as a single-dose option.
CDC advisers said Thursday that it is time to recognize that much has changed since vaccines were introduced a year ago. More than 200 million Americans were vaccinated. About 16 million people have been given Johnson & Johnson doses.