Dr. Anthony Fauci answered questions Tuesday after it was reported that six women suffered blood clots within two weeks of receiving Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. “Don’t get an anxiety reaction,” Fauci cautioned people who have recently gotten the J&J vaccine, noting the chances of blood clot are “less than one in a million.” Telling symptoms include as headache, shortness of breath, or chest discomfort, he said.
The government recommended pausing the rollout of the vaccine while the instances of blood clot are investigated. More than 6.8 million doses have been administered in the U.S.
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