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Oregon: CDC is investigating woman's death after J&J vaccine

Oregon health authorities say federal officials are investigating the death of a woman in her 50s who developed a blood clot and low platelets within two weeks of receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Posted: Apr 22, 2021 4:10 PM
Updated: Apr 22, 2021 6:10 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health authorities say federal officials are investigating the death of a woman in her 50s who developed a blood clot and low platelets within two weeks of receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

The Oregon Health Authority learned of the probe on Tuesday, two days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began investigating.

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The woman received the dose before the CDC ordered a pause on the vaccine amid concerns it could cause clotting.

Federal officials already were examining six reports of clots, including a death, out of more than 6.8 million Americans given the shot.

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