Makandiwa was right – J & J banned by CDC over side effects

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the use of other Covid vaccines other than Johnson and Johnson’s.

This comes after its advisers discovered that the Johnson and Johnsons vaccine can trigger a rare blood clotting and nerve damage.

The clotting is now linked to dozens of cases and at least nine deaths in the United States in the past year.

Writing on their website,  the CDC said:

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 16, 2021
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Today, CDC is endorsing updated recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the prevention of COVID-19, expressing a clinical preference for individuals to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine over Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. ACIP’s unanimous recommendation followed a robust discussion of the latest evidence on vaccine effectiveness, vaccine safety and rare adverse events, and consideration of the U.S. vaccine supply. The U.S. supply of mRNA vaccines is abundant – with nearly 100 million doses in the field for immediate use. This updated CDC recommendation follows similar recommendations from other countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom. Given the current state of the pandemic both here and around the world, the ACIP reaffirmed that receiving any vaccine is better than being unvaccinated. Individuals who are unable or unwilling to receive an mRNA vaccine will continue to have access to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.

The following is attributable to CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky 

“We have made important strides in the year since the COVID-19 vaccination program started. More than 200 million Americans have completed their primary vaccine series, providing protection against COVID-19, preventing millions of cases and hospitalizations, and saving over a million lives. Today’s updated recommendation emphasizes CDC’s commitment to provide real-time scientific information to the American public. I continue to encourage all Americans to get vaccinated and boosted.”

The decision adopted a recommendation by an expert panel that effectively discouraged vaccine providers and adults from using Johnson & Johnson’s shot.

New data showed that there was a higher risk for the blood clotting condition than previously known.

However, the advisers said the Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is not being removed from the market.

“It will remain an option for people who are “unable or unwilling” to receive the more popular shots from Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech,” said th adviser.