Zweli Mkhize : SA to temporarily suspend rollout of J&J vaccine
This comes after the announcement by the Food and Drug Administration of the temporary suspension of the use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the US over potential links to a rare type of blood clot.
#COVID19SA Mkhize says officials have had consultations with advisory teams, #Sisonke’s ethics committees, SAHPRA, Ministerial Advisory Committee. He says government needs some information before we proceed. KB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 13, 2021 Earlier on Tuesday the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Food and Drug Administration recommended that the country halt the use of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine after six reported cases where patients developed rare and severe blood clots.
ALSO READ: US regulators recommend 'pause' in use of J&J vaccine, EU to delay roll-outSouth Africa has already administered the same vaccine to almost 290,000 healthcare workers and more doses are en route for use in the mass vaccination drive.
WATCH: Zweli Mkhize briefing In a statement, the FDA said these cases occurred among women between the ages of 18 and 48 and symptoms occurred six to 13 days after vaccination.The US health authorities stated that the recommended "pause" in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was "out of an abundance of caution". headtopics.com
At least 6.8 million jabs have been administered in the US to date.Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it would delay rollout of its vaccine in Europe after US authorities moved to suspend use of the shot due to health concerns."We have made the decision to proactively delay the rollout of our vaccine in Europe," J&J said, adding that it was reviewing the cases with European health authorities.
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Waiting for his kickback ......... Which Johnson messed up? Idiot what rollout Works out perfectly for your governments incompetence in getting vaccine. Someone I know in Tshwane a nurse collapsed and was hospitalised after taking the vaccine 2 weeks ago Yho EISH this circus of clownish behavior....when will this pit run dry
Because 6 out of 6,8M people were effected.🧐 There was never a rollout was there - kinda put a few out there & watch - any reason to blame the supposed suspension of a rollout I dont want the vaccine I'll rely on my strong immune system and head immunity
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