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S Africa suspends J&J Covid vaccine after 6 users elsewhere get blood clots

Business Standard | 15/04/2021 09:24 AM | Click to read full article

South Africa has joined the US in suspending its rollout of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following reports that six women who received the immunisation doses had developed unusual blood clots with low platelet count.

"Based on their advice, we have determined to voluntarily suspend our rollout until the causal relationship is sufficiently interrogated," Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.