Belgium said on Wednesday that it would stop the use of Johnson & Johnson shots for people under 41, who are worried about clots following the death of a woman who received the vaccine.
A statement from a group of regional health officials said the woman was under 40 years of age and was hospitalized with “severe” clots and blood platelet deficiency. The statement said she died on Friday and her employer had vaccinated her outside the country.
While the supply of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been limited in Belgium, the group noted that 80 percent of the doses administered there were given to people over 45 years of age.
The group said the short-term effects of the stagnation would be “very limited” as it plans to use Pfizer-BioNotech and Modern Vaccines next month to vaccinate 18- to 40-year-olds.
The single dose of Johnson & Johnson Shot gives it a “significant benefit” to the vaccination of vulnerable groups such as older people at home and the homeless, the group said, awaiting a “more detailed benefit-risk analysis” by European medicines. Agency.
The United States briefly stopped the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in April, citing the risk of blood clots. After the cease-fire, the US Food and Drug Administration added a notice on the label of the vaccine, stating that the majority of those who developed rare clots were women between the ages of 18 and 49, and that “this happens Chances are very low. “
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