By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has told vaccine administrators to resume the use of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus shots.READ MORE: My Brothers Keeper Program Offering Mini-Grants For Outreach Activities
The news follows the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommending to restart the use of the vaccine on Friday.READ MORE: National Women's History Museum Seeks Nominations For U.S. Quarter Series
The vaccine was paused due to a concern about rare, but serious clots, a condition called Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome, in other words clotting along with a low level of clotting cells called platelets.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
The department recommended the pause in administering the vaccine until further guidance from the CDC and FDA was available.