By Eric Sylvers 

The European Union Medicines Agency said a warning should be added to the product information of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine that unusual blood clots with low blood platelets is a very rare possible side effect. The agency said that the overall benefits of the J&J shot outweigh the possible side effects and that healthcare professionals should be on the lookout for the combination of blood clots and low platelet levels.

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

April 20, 2021 10:56 ET (14:56 GMT)

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