Fauci: Pause on Johnson & Johnson's vaccine could be lifted by the end of the week

A decision on when the pause over New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine will be be lifted could come as soon as this week.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2021, 10:33 AM

Updated 1,126 days ago

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A decision on when the pause over New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine will be be lifted could come as soon as this week.
Whether it's with restrictions or warnings, White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci believes the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will come back on the market in some capacity, and he believes the nation should know by Friday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommended pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine last week over six reported cases of "a rare and severe type of blood clot" reported in the U.S.
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Fauci supported pausing the vaccine, saying that it's necessary that Americans have all the information that is needed. He's leaving the final decision up to the CDC and FDA.
"Now I don't want to get ahead of the CDC and the FDA and the advisory committee, but I would imagine that what we will see that it would come back, and it would come back in some sort of warning or restriction. Again, I don't know. I don't want to be ahead of them, but I keep getting asked that. I think we'll get it back in some manner or form. But what I'm sure, I hope, that we don't see anything extended beyond Friday. We need to get Friday some decision one way or the other," Fauci says.
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is scheduled to meet on Friday to discuss recommendations for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


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