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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Resumes in NJ

By Elizabeth Scalzo

Editor-in-Chief 

After the halt of the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine across the nation, health officials declare it’s safe to use, according to NJ.com. 

The CDC and FDA lifted the suspension of the vaccine use on Friday after an advisory board decided the shot is largely safe, with rare cases of blood clots for women under 50, NJ.com continues. 

After a 10 to four vote from the panel, with one abstention, it was decided the positives from the vaccine outweigh the possible side effect, NJ.com reports. 

New Jersey will begin giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine again, including an updated fact sheet with the possible blood clotting side effect listed, NJ.com says. 

With Johnson & Johnson back in the cycle of vaccines, more people will continue to be able to be vaccinated. For college students that are required to have the vaccine for the fall semester, the one shot vaccine could be more convenient. 

COVID-19 Numbers 

There are 2,783 new positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, with 280 cases from Bergen county. 

Sun. 04/25/2021Sat. 04/24/2021
New Jersey996,000993,000
Bergen County100,00099,780

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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