A Flash Brief from the Gingrich 360 team:
Federal health officials recently decided to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson’s single dose vaccine. The pause was initiated due to severe blood clots that have affected six of the nearly 7 million patients who have received the shot.
Issac Stanley-Becker wrote that the pause of the single dose vaccine will affect hard to reach communities more than others. The Johnson & Johnson shot was a favored option for rural communities, students, homeless, and homebound populations, due to its one-time application and easier storing ability.
With so many of these communities already hesitant to receive the vaccine, this pause could not have come at a worse time. In New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu said, pausing in many ways is easy, the challenge will be reinstating public trust.
Read more on Stanley-Becker’s article “Underserved communities bear brunt of paused Johnson & Johnson rollout” from The Washington Post.
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