New York State is starting to give the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine again following a ten-day federally recommended pause to investigate rare cases of deadly blood clots in women under the age of 50 after they received the vaccine.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

State Health Commissioner Doctor Howard Zucker says, following discussions with the state Clinical Advisory Task Force and Governor Andrew Cuomo, he decided to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vote last week and recommend the state resume the use of the vaccine for adults age 18 and older.

Doctor Zucker says residents are advised to consult with their healthcare professional if they have any questions.

Federal officials have recommended a warning attached to the J&J vaccine advising of the rare instance of the blood clots that appeared in 15 women and resulted in three deaths.  All of the women were between the ages of 18 and 49.

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