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J&J vaccine
Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:19 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17888


J&J vaccine is being investigated regarding blood clot complications in a small number of recipients.  There is a condition called antiphospholipid syndrome aka Hughes Syndrome, that causes mini clots and spontaneous miscarriages.  It is very rare.  I have this condition.  My hypothesis is that some women with this pre-existing syndrome could be susceptible to complications.  I hope that someone who has contacts with J&J vaccine authorities could pass along my hypothesis.  

 

Iris L.


KawKaw
Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:04 PM
Joined: 11/22/2019
Posts: 397


Certainly seems like a credible path for an expert to explore.

I have no contacts who have contacts in that field, else I would forward it on your behalf.

Spouse and FIL were scheduled to receive the J&J vaccine tomorrow evening, but it is on hold.

It is the only vaccine available in my rural area.

I will be driving back to a county hub two hours away in 10 days for my second Pfizer dose.

FIL would not be able to make that trip, unfortunately.


Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:39 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17888


Apparently the authorities have already deduced that the clotting complications are an immune-modulated clotting disorder seen in young women.  Most likely males have nothing to be concerned about.  But in all cases, consultation with one's PCP is important if a person has a pre-existing clotting disorder.  

Iris