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Barely arrived, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine stopped

The American pharmaceutical group Johnson said Tuesday that it had “made the decision to delay the deployment” of its serum against covid-19 in Europe. A choice that comes after the decision of the American health authorities to recommend “a break” in his employment in the United States

The American pharmaceutical group Johnson said Tuesday that it had “made the decision to delay the deployment” of its serum against covid-19 in Europe. A choice that comes after the decision of the American health authorities to recommend “a break” in his employment in the United States

Formation (rare but serious) of blood clots. This is the cause which, in the eyes of the American health authorities, justified the temporary suspension of any anti-covid vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The pharmaceutical group immediately made the choice of no longer distribute its bottles in Europe, as of April 13. And this even though distribution had just started after the marketing authorization obtained on March 11 from the Medicines Agency.

Thus, for example, Luxembourg has just received the 2,400 first doses of the vaccine Johnson & Johnson. After this “delay in deployment”, the Ministry of Health should make a decision on the administration of these doses in the coming hours. But there is no doubt that this is a new blow to the vaccination campaign which, since December 28, has seen the dissemination of 130,279 doses (all formulas combined) among residents and caregivers.

In the US, the country’s main federal public health agencies want to investigate six cases of people who developed severe cases of blood clots after receiving the vaccine. Knowing that on this side of the Atlantic, Johnson & Johnson “is already studying these cases with European health authorities,” the group said.

“This announcement will not have a significant impact on our vaccination campaign: Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine represents less than 5% of the doses administered in the United States so far,” assured Jeff Zients, coordinator of the fight. against Covid-19 for the White House.

Already, the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine had been temporarily suspended following the appearance of rare thromboses in vaccinated subjects.


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