CDC, FDA To Review J&J Shot After 6 Blood Clot Cases Reported Out Of Nearly 7M Doses

Updated April 13, 2021 at 2:11 PM ET The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday they are recommending a "pause" in the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an "abundance of caution" while a review of reports of rare, potentially dangerous blood clots is conducted. In a joint statement on Tuesday, the two agencies said they are "reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of...

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Wesleyan University is the first school in Connecticut to require all students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine before arriving on campus in the fall.

Connecticut and New York have joined states across the U.S. in pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

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A COVID-19 vaccine being prepared at the New York State drive-thru vaccination site at Plattsburgh International Airport.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that public colleges and universities across New York will begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine, with the aim of vaccinating as many college students as possible before the end of the spring semester.


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