Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Public Health Dept. work to combat vaccine hesitancy
Health experts are concerned the current pause on administering the johnson and johnson vaccine will make more people hesitant to get vaccinated..
The pause comes as six women were found to have rare blood clots possibly associated with the j&j vaccines.
Kimt new three's jessica bringe joins us live with how mayo clinic and public health are responding.
"* olmsted county public health says blood clots from the j&j vaccine are extremely rare..
We're talking only six people out of around 7.5 million vaccinated nationally..
Who've been impacted at the moment.
However, if you were vaccinated from three days to three weeks ago and are experiencing severe head, abdominal, or leg pain or shortness of breath it may be cause for concern.
So far the blood clots have only been found in women ages 18 to 48.
Dr. melanie swift with mayo clinic does say catching the rare and unusual blood clots should actually inspire confidence in the vaccine process since the issue was pinpointed so early and so quickly.
Thinking deeply about this should bolster vaccine confidence but inevitably there will be people who focus on the negative outcomes and so i just hope we can keep people aware of the message that this really does emphasize that there is a safety net and it does catch things early.
So far there have been no cases in minnesota.
If it's been more than a month since you're received the johnson and johnson vaccine health officials don't believe you're at risk.
Live in... thank you jessica.
The cdc has yet to make an announcement on when..or if..
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