The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. According to the CDC, as of April 12, nearly 7 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in the U.S. The agencies are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

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April 23, 2021

April 13, 2021


April 13, 2021

In the latest "COVID-19: What Physicians Need to Know," webinar, Peter Marks, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at FDA, joins AMA President Susan R. Bailey to discuss the most up-to-date COVID-19 vaccine information, including the recent paused distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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April 16, 2021

Susan Bailey, MD, AMA president, recaps her discussion with Peter Marks, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration, which covered the most up-to-date information on the rollout of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals vaccine and the other FDA-approved vaccines for COVID-19.

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April 15, 2021

Dr. Sandra Fryhofer—the AMA liaison to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the AMA’s representative on the COVID-19 vaccine work group—provides a quick and comprehensive look at the emerging details regarding the J&J/ Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, and what physicians need to know about the vaccine pause.

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