Risk of J&J vaccine blood clots 'extremely low': thrombosis professor

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends only the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Professor Barry Jacobson, President of the Southern African Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, discussed the recommendations with eNCA's Heidi Giokos. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not recommended the J&J vaccine for booster immunisations.

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Professor Barry Jacobson, President of the Southern African Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis says this has made people wary of getting the J&J booster.

Jacobson said, "the CDC, by putting out the statement has made people scared of taking the J&J booster and they shouldn’t be, because the reality is, the risks are very very low, and if we identify them we can manage those patients but the risks are extremely low."

"The risks of dying from COVID-19 are extremely high, However, Omicron, we know people who has been vaccinated are doing very well, that the numbers are really really down in the ICU’s and ventilation.”

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