(ANSA) - NEW YORK, APRIL 13 - The side effects of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine reported in the United States, "are an extremely rare event - says Anthony Fauci, the American super-expert in infectious diseases -. There have been six on 6.85 million of them. doses administered, which means less than one in a million ".
The US authorities' halt to the vaccine therefore comes for precautionary reasons.
Six women, aged 18 to 48, developed a rare disease involving blood clots in the two weeks following vaccination.
One of the six died after the vaccine, while another is in critical conditions.
Negligible numbers compared to the total doses administered, insufficient even to suggest a greater predisposition of women to possible serious side effects.
This is also why the European Union and the EMA are waiting for more in-depth evaluations.
"We take note of Johnson & Johnson's statement that it will delay deliveries of vaccines. We remain in contact with the company to pursue the situation," the European Commission said.
"The steering committee is also closely following the issue to ensure a coherent EU approach".
"Today's developments are closely monitored by EMA - the EU health commissioner Stella Kyriakides wrote in a tweet - with an open line with other international regulatory bodies".