Blood Clotting and COVID-19 Vaccines

The risk of blood clotting is an extremely rare but serious side effect of vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Even rarer is to see blood clotting in combination with a low platelet count ––a factor which helps clotting to occur. Image Credit: Design_Cells/Shutterstock.com Initially, COVID-19 vaccinations were issued without…

China Considers Mixing COVID-19 Vaccines to Boost Protection Rate

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top disease control official has said the country is formally considering mixing COVID-19 vaccines as a way of further boosting vaccine efficacy. Available data shows Chinese vaccines lag behind others including Pfizer and Moderna in terms of efficacy, but require less stringent temperature controls during storage….

FDA Grants Emergency Use to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. And then there were three. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to the Ad26.COV2.S vaccine from Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for people 18 and older after reviewing its safety…