RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia health officials have told providers to immediately resume their use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after federal agencies lifted a pause on the vaccine.
The decision came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration found the benefits of the one-shot vaccine outweigh its risks.
Earlier this month, the agencies announced an investigation into six cases of an extremely rare blood clot disorder in recipients.
One woman who died was a 45-year-old Virginia resident who received the vaccine on March 6.
No link has been found and CDC data shows about seven million people in the U.S. have received a dose.
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