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Santa Clara, San Mateo counties halt use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Original post made on Apr 13, 2021

A rare side effect from the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has caused health leaders in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to pause its administration, they announced on Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 11:51 AM

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 13, 2021 at 2:16 pm

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And here we have it folks. The one shot vaccine has gone the way of the Astra Zenecca. If one is cheaper or simpler (as in one shot), then it is bound to be inferior to the expensive two dose big boy produced solution!


Posted by Jane
a resident of Ventura
on Apr 13, 2021 at 6:24 pm

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And this is why I'm in no rush to get any of the vaccines. Once they've been out in the general population for a while, and all of these various vaccines with their manufacturing problems and rare side effects have shaken themselves out, maybe I'll consider it.

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 13, 2021 at 6:41 pm

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What is not reported in most of the articles about this is that of the 6 cases of blood clots they are in women of child bearing age and at least one is on birth control pills. These pills already put women at higher risk of blood clots than the general population. Web Link The risk may not be the same for older women and men of all ages.


Posted by Lauren P.
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2021 at 10:04 am

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Concurring with Jane/Ventura.

Let others be the human guinea pigs and in time, we will learn just how effective and safe these hurried vaccines actually are.

In the meantime, I don't have a problem being reclusive because crowds of people get on my nerves and I'd just as soon avoid them.


Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Apr 14, 2021 at 12:40 pm

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Being vaccinated is a personal choice. What some people need to keep in mind is vaccines won't stop you from getting Covid. It will keep you from getting seriously ill. I'm vaccinated, and as far as blood clots -- there are side effects from any medication or vaccine. Most people don't get side effects, and some of us are in excellent health. The medical profession -- they err on the side of caution.


Posted by PAUSD Teacher
a resident of another community
on Apr 14, 2021 at 2:49 pm

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Some of these commenters don't understand vaccines. @Jane, stay in your house then! @Jennifer, it is a choice that affects the health of the whole society, so make a good choice. @Lauren, human guinea pigs? Really? These vaccines have gone through all of the clinical trials like any other vaccines. The fact that JJ is paused out of an abundance of caution refutes your claim.

Let's Vax up and try to end this pandemic folks!


Posted by Aron Weisberg
a resident of another community
on Apr 14, 2021 at 3:20 pm

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Posted by lucinda
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2021 at 3:50 pm

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We will not be getting vaccinated either.

Maybe later. Others can have my innoculation until it is proven safe.

On the other hand, we are current on flu, pneumonia, shingles, and tetanus vaccinations.


Posted by Alejandro Morales
a resident of another community
on Apr 15, 2021 at 8:56 am

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Posted by Vivian Daugherty
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 15, 2021 at 9:45 am

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Posted by Darrin Jeffries
a resident of another community
on Apr 15, 2021 at 11:40 am

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Posted by Free truth
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 16, 2021 at 7:13 am

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There are four other vaccine options that have been shown to cause no blood clot issue. I understand people who say, well it is only a very small percentage of people who face the issue. But once you have it is very severe and as a result it discourages the population from getting vaccinated.

California can cut better deals with Pfizer and moderna and perhaps add the Sputnik-V and Coronovac vaccines to its arsenal. The later two have been shown to be very safe as well. For those painting AstraZeneca and J&J as some rebel heroes provide cheap vaccines, apparently they cut corners on safety and are also profiting immensely from billions in dollars in sale. These are all huge companies and pretending they are not to politicize vaccination risks and benefits is absurd.


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