.London, UK
A UK health agency recorded many cases of blood clots after AstraZeneca COVID. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The health agency suggested abandoning AstraZeneca's vaccine for all age groups
  • Marco Cavaleri, the EMA's head of vaccine strategy, made the statements
  • The vaccine has been dogged by reports of rare blood clots

All of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines distributed and used in the United States so far were made in the Netherlands. (Photo credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • COVID vaccines developed at the Emergent BioSolutions are unsuitable for use, said FDA
  • The Emergent plant was ordered to pause production in April
  • The FDA is still deciding whether to allow the factory to reopen

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Many countries in the world face shortage in vaccines (Photo Credits: AP/PTI)

  • Pfizer's chairman and chief executive Albert Bourla said that the they will deliver 2 billion doses over the next 18 months
  • Moderna's chief executive Stephane Bancel announced that up to 995 million doses will be delivered by them
  • the EU pledged to donate 100 million vaccine doses to poorer countries

.Berlin, Germany
Employees work in the production of Biontech/Pfizer's Comirnaty vaccine at Allergopharma's production facilities in Reinbek, Germany. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Germany has allowed access to Johnson and Johnson's coronavirus vaccines to all adults
  • This has resulted in the lifting of the priority system determining who gets the vaccines first
  • Younger people can choose to take the vaccine after consultation with their doctors

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was temporarily put out of use in US after rare cases on blood clots in women were detected. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Panel said the benefit of a single dose COVID-19 vaccine surpasses the risk of rare blood clots
  • The panel recommended that young women be informed of the risks
  • European regulators also came to a similar conclusion earlier this week 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The usage of the J&J vaccine was halted in the US. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices of CDC gave the recommendation
  • 10 votes were cast in favour of resuming the use
  • Top authorities FDA and CDC will make the final call

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was temporarily put out of use in US after rare cases on blood clots in women were detected. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The inputs on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were given by senior White House officials
  • FDA and CDC would require to give a final joint approval if health officials recommend resumption
  • The CDC is set to meet on Friday

.Brussels, Belgium
The EU approved the J&J shot on March 3 and started taking deliveries on April 19. (Representational Image: Pixabay)

  • European Medicines Agency said blood clots should be listed as "very rare" side effects of J&J jab
  • Italy said vaccine should be considered "definitively safe"
  • An EU official promised to have enough doses to vaccinate 70% of European adults

.Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
J&J vaccine had landed in blood clot controversy. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • EMA had earlier said blood clots should be listed as a "very rare" side effect of the vaccine
  • The same guidelines were previously issued in Italy for the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • The J&J vaccine is seen as easier to administer and transport than some of its rivals

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Anthony Fauci is US President Joe Biden's top advisor on the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Fauci said the announcement might come by Friday
  • The CDC has summoned an advisory panel on April 23
  • SIx cases of blood clots were found in the recipients of the J&J vaccine