S. Africa ‘temporarily’ suspends rollout of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

After U.S. federal health agencies proposed pausing its use due to unusual cases of blood clots in six individuals inoculated with it, South Africa’s health minister announced on Tuesday that the rollout of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will be temporarily halted. 

According to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, there have been no records of such clots after vaccination with J&J’s vaccine in South Africa.

According to Reuters, he also mentioned that Pfizer had provided the nation with an extra 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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