Possibility of link found between “abnormal blood clot” and J & J vaccine: EU agency



European Union drug regulators said they had discovered a possible blood clot with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but about a week after US health regulators recommended a suspension, the benefits of shots risked it. He emphasized that it would exceed.

“The Safety Commission has concluded that a warning about abnormal blood clots with low platelets needs to be added to the product information for the COVID-19 vaccine Janssen,” said the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Statement released on Tuesday..

“Healthcare professionals and vaccinated people should be aware of the possibility of very rare blood clots combined with low levels of platelets that occur within 3 weeks of vaccination,” the statement added.

Authorities said they had investigated at least eight reports, including deaths from the United States, in cases involving abnormal blood clots that occurred after administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. To date, more than 7 million people in the United States have been vaccinated in a single dose, he said.

“All cases occurred in people under the age of 60 within 3 weeks of vaccination, most of whom were women. No specific risk factors have been identified based on currently available evidence.” EMA added.

Earlier this month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared that J & J vaccination should be discontinued “with great care” due to reports of blood clots.

As a result, J & J confirmed that it would delay the deployment of shots in Europe.

Last week, South Africa stopped using the vaccine in the wake of a US suspension, with countries such as Italy, Romania, the Netherlands, Denmark and Croatia storing J & J doses.

This delay has further hurt vaccination efforts in the European Union, which has been plagued by supply shortages, logistics problems and concerns about abnormal blood clots, even for a small number of people vaccinated with AstraZeneca COVID-19. I did. Experts are concerned that a temporary suspension of J & J shots could further sway vaccine confidence and complicate COVID-19 vaccination efforts around the world.

Following the FDA and CDC statements, some Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, said the suspension of J & J vaccine use was less likely to be considered.

“It’s very stupid that the FDA has done to Johnson & Johnson,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News Sean Hanity on Monday night, citing the authorities’ decision last week.

“That’s the worst thing you could have done from a public relations perspective, and it will probably have some impact on other vaccines,” commented the former president.

The Epoch Times is asking J & J for comment.

COVID-19 is a disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.