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US restricts use of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine over rare blood clot risk

The Food and Drug Administration said the shot should be given only to those who request it or cannot receive other vaccines

US regulators on Thursday strictly limited who can receive Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine due to a rare but serious risk of blood clots.

The Food and Drug Administration said the shot should only be given to adults who cannot receive a different vaccine or specifically request Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. US authorities for months have recommended that Americans starting their Covid-19 vaccinations use the Pfizer or Moderna shots instead.

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