FAQ: What to Know About the J&J Vaccine Pause

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After receiving reports of a rare blood clot in people receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the FDA and the CDC have recommended a pause in the use of the vaccine, pending further investigation. Here is what you need to know: Why was the pause […]

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AZ COVID Vaccine: Causal Link to Severe Thrombosis Established

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two scientific studies establishing a causal relationship between the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and severe thrombotic complications have now been published. The articles — one from a German/Austrian/Canadian collaboration and one from a Norwegian group — were published online April 9 in the New England Journal of […]

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German Experts Say Under 60s Should Not Get 2nd AstraZeneca Vaccine

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s vaccine commission, known as STIKO, recommended on Thursday that people under 60-years old who have had a first shot of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine should receive a different product for their second dose. Earlier in the week, Germany said only people aged 60 and over should be administered the AstraZeneca vaccine due to the rare but severe […]

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Cancer patients treated with immunotherapy at high risk of developing thrombotic complications

In a study recently published in the leading journal "Blood", Florian Moik and Cihan Ay from the Division of Hematology and Hemastasology of the Department of Medicine I of MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital, working in collaboration with the Division of Oncology, the Department of Dermatology and the dispensary of Vienna General Hospital, provided preliminary data on the incidence, risk factors […]

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