Michigan heeds call to suspend use of J&J vaccine amid surge
Michigan health officials have suspended the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine pending the outcome of a federal investigation into six cases in which women who received the drug developed blood clots.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced the temporary suspension of the single-dose vaccine Tuesday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended it nationwide.
It wasn’t immediately clear how the suspension of the J&J drug would affect vaccinations throughout the state, but Detroit’s top health official says the state’s largest city has enough of the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to be able to immunize anyone who was scheduled to get the J&J shot this week.
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