On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted that US health regulators would end the temporary pause in the distribution of Johnson & Johnson̵
“My assessment is that we will continue to use it in some form. I doubt very seriously if they just repeal it. I don’t think that will happen. I think there will probably be some warning or limitation or risk assessment.” Fauci said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
U.S. health regulators last week recommended that the use of the J&J vaccine be stopped after reports of six cases of rare cerebral blood clots in women of about 7 million people who received the shot in the United States.
The Advisory Committee of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will meet on April 23 to discuss the next steps for the vaccine.
Fauci said he did not know what the final decision would be, but predicted there would be a resumption.
“I don’t know if there have been other cases. We will know this by Friday and I will be very surprised … if we do not have a resumption in some form by Friday. A decision will almost certainly be made by Friday,” Fauzi said on CBS. to the nation “.
Fauci on Sunday also set out a possible schedule for when children can be vaccinated against COVID-19.
“I would be surprised if we didn’t have high school kids to be able to be vaccinated by the fall,” he told CBS. “I think that by the time we reach the first quarter of 2022, we will be able to vaccinate children at virtually any age – hopefully before that,” he added.
“But I think that will be the latest we’ll see.”
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