CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  After recommendations from federal health officials, Florida will pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday.

"Out of an abundance of caution," the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a pause in the use of the vaccine after receiving reports that six people developed blood clots after getting their shots.

"We’re respecting that decision. We’re gonna follow that recommendation and monitor for the time being," DeSantis said during a news conference.

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DeSantis -- who received the J&J vaccine earlier this month -- said there haven't been any "significant effects" in Florida.

"I don't think people should be worried who've already had it who haven't had any effects,” DeSantis said.

Close to seven million Americans have received the J&J vaccine.

 

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