April 14, 2021
Company has said it is postponing deployment in Europe following concerns about blood clots in US
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The European commission has said it is seeking “urgent clarification” from Johnson & Johnson after the company’s “completely unexpected” announcement that it is delaying the deployment of its coronavirus vaccine across Europe following concerns in the US about a small number of blood clots.
After US health agencies recommended states temporarily halt use of the shot on Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson said in a statement it had been “reviewing these cases with European health authorities” and had “made the decision to proactively delay the rollout of our vaccine in Europe”.