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An advisory panel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is holding an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the issue Johnson & Johnson The Covid-19 vaccine and its use after six women developed a rare but potentially life-threatening bleeding disorder in which one died.
A positive recommendation from the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices could pave the way for US regulators to lift the recommended hiatus for the use of the J&J shot earlier this weekend.
The CDC panel decided to postpone a decision about the vaccine last week while officials continued to investigate cases of six women who developed cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) within about two weeks of receiving the shot.
Earlier this week, J&J said it would resume the introduction of its vaccine in Europe After the supervisory authorities there supported the single-shot vaccine by recommending adding a warning to the label. The European Medicines Agency has examined all available evidence, including reports from the United States.