By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Officials at the Los Angeles County Health Department announced Friday that vaccine providers with doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine can resume administering it after a panel at the CDC voted Friday to end the vaccine’s pause.

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Use of the vaccine came under scrutiny and was ultimately paused after three women died from a rare clotting disorder brought on by the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. In total, there were 16 reported cases of severe clotting among women. Seven of them remain in the hospital. One man was also diagnosed with similar symptoms.

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In LA, there are 13,000 available doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine with additional access to another 25,000 doses from the state if needed. Residents who prefer the single-shot vaccine will likely be able to find appointments for it in the coming days.

 

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