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BREAKING: CDC panel recommends resuming J&J COVID vaccine

The immunization advisory board for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given long-term providers a boost by recommending the resumption of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine 10 days after officials paused use of the shots to investigate rare blood clots in some recipients.

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 21

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