Lifting of pause comes after 11-day safety review
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By Just the News staff
Updated: April 23, 2021 - 8:51pm
Federal health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration on Friday evening ended a pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following an 11-day review by a panel of experts.
"We have concluded that the known and potential benefits of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older," acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock said in a statement. "We are confident that this vaccine continues to meet our standards for safety, effectiveness and quality."
Officials recently paused the use of vaccine following a small percentage of patients having gotten blood clots.