US health officials say US citizens should be given the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine instead of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. The J&J vaccine can cause a rare but serious condition such as a blood clot. Advisers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that nine people have been confirmed to have clots after receiving the J&J vaccine, while the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines do not have this risk and are more effective. .
The committee recommended a move to prioritize Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines, and late Thursday CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky accepted the committee’s advice. So far, the US has considered all three available anti-Covid-19 vaccines as equal alternatives, as large studies found that they all provide strong protection and initial supplies were limited.
Single dose vaccine welcomed
The J&J single-dose vaccine was initially welcomed, as it was convenient for people who do not have access to the vaccine. But CDC advisers said during a meeting Thursday that it is time to acknowledge that much has changed since vaccines were introduced a year ago. More than 200 million Americans are believed to have been fully immunized, with about 16 million being given the J&J vaccine.
Preferred vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna
The consultants unanimously decided that vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are preferred. But he added that if someone really wants to get the J&J vaccine or has an allergy to the components used in Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, an alternative vaccine made by the Janson division of J&J is also available. Should be.