The department recommended the pause in administering the vaccine until further guidance from the CDC and FDA was available.

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.

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The news follows the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommending to restart the use of the vaccine on Friday.

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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.

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The department recommended the pause in administering the vaccine until further guidance from the CDC and FDA was available.