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Tenn. woman who developed clots after taking J&J vaccine pushes need to be vaccinated

A Johnson & Johnson vaccine is seen in a refrigerator at the Lynchburg Fire department in Lynchburg, Virginia on March 12, 2021. - The Lynchburg Fire department teamed up with the city government and private industry to help administer and distribute vaccines to the counties around. They also use outreach with community groups to attract county residents from the surrounding areas to the mass vaccination sites. The biggest challenge the department sees moving forward is getting the vaccine to people in the rural areas. Health workers in the United States have administered more than 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses, an official tracker showed Friday, March 12, around 30 percent of the world's total of shots in arms so far. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

A Johnson & Johnson vaccine is seen in a refrigerator at the Lynchburg Fire department in Lynchburg, Virginia on March 12, 2021. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 7:45 PM PT – Thursday, April 15, 2021

A Tennessee woman who developed blood clots after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has continued to advocate for people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The Nashville woman spoke anonymously with local media and said she still believes vaccines are “incredibly important and life-saving” despite her being unable to walk for a week.

 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 11: A dose of the new one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination event at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in South Los Angeles on March 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. The event was hosted by California health officials and FEMA. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is now the third coronavirus vaccine to receive emergency approval for use in the United States. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A dose of the new one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination event at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in South Los Angeles on March 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

 

She also called her condition “extraordinarily rare.” The blood clot patient expressed her confidence that doctors will have answers soon in addition to a “definitive list” of people “for whom the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe.”

According to reports, the woman urged people who have access to other vaccines to get them and to be confident in their effectiveness and safety.

Meanwhile, the CDC and FDA recommended the U.S. pause its use of the vaccine after several women developed blood clots.

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