Health Headlines: What to know if you’ve received the J&J vaccine


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Most Americans should be given the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines instead of the Johnson & Johnson shot that can cause rare but serious blood clots, the CDC said Thursday.

Until now, the U.S. had treated all three COVID-19 vaccines available to Americans as an equal choice since large studies found they all offered strong protection, and early supplies were limited.

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Dr. Scott Roberts, the associate medical director of infection prevention at Yale School of Medicine, explains what you need to know if you’ve received the J&J vaccine, offers holiday advice during the omicron era, and what immunocompromised people show about Evoshield, produced by AstraZeneca.

Watch the full interview in the video player above.

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