Gov. Beshear announces the state will halt administering the J&J vaccine

Coronavirus Watch

FRANKFORT, Ky (WEHT) Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday the state is pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until they learn more from the FDA and CDC. The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration is working to determine if there is a link between the J&J vaccine and blood clots.

Dr. Anthony Fauci and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky say the chance of developing blood clots after the J&J vaccine was less than 1 in 1 million. In contrast, 1 in 558 Americans has died of COVID-19 in just over 13 months.

The Governor reported 1,586,411 Kentuckians have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose so far. On Monday, Beshear reported that vaccination data would update over the next two to three days after the state’s reporting system completed a security upgrade.

(This story was originally published on April 13, 2021)

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