By Anthony Covino
New Jersey is immediately stopping the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after federal health officials made the recommendation Tuesday, the state health department said, according to nj.com.
This comes after six women across the country, between the ages of 18 and 48, had potentially serious blood clots 6 to 13 days after vaccination resulting in one death, nj.com continues.
This now leaves the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines as the only two available vaccinations for now until Johnson & Johnson work on their vaccinations to limit the rare side effects.
With 7 million Johnson & Johnson doses administered in the country, this could limit the availability of the other two vaccines because of the halt for the one shot vaccine. College students are just now becoming eligible for the vaccine in many states including NJ. This delay will affect how fast students will get vaccinated, with having significantly less vaccines available.
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The following is the latest COVID-19 cases for yesterday and today. From yesterday to today, there was an increase of 3,921 new cases in New Jersey, with 337 cases from Bergen county.
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*Numbers according to Google Statistics.
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