Dr. Pour & UNMC doctor discuss pause of J&J vaccine use

Adi Pour
Posted at 2:00 PM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 15:42:18-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour and University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Dr. Mark Rupp held a joint press conference to talk about direction from the Department of Health and Human Services to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine.

The pause comes after a recommendation from the FDA and CDC following "rare and severe" blood clots that developed in some people after being administered Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.

Pour and Rupp said while the pause may slow down vaccinations, they are excited for case studies to be performed on the six people who have developed the rare affliction so that changes can be made if necessary to keep people safe and healthy.

The two said people should continue to get vaccinated as it’s the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


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