Pennsylvania woman among those diagnosed with rare blood clot after COVID-19 vaccination

The Department of Health said Thursday a 26-year-old Pennsylvania woman is among those hospitalized for a rare blood clot after receiving Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.

The department extended its pause on distributing the vaccine until April 24 in step with guidance from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed blood clots within two weeks of receiving the one-shot vaccine.

One woman has died, so far. The Pennsylvania resident afflicted with the condition recovered in a New Jersey hospital, the department said.

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