MSDH reports rare clotting syndrome found in six females

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced today a rare clotting syndrome found in six females in an afternoon press conference.

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says the cases have been reported in females ages 18-48. Each female received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Dr. Dobbs calls them ‘Venus clots’ within the veins of the brain and head. “Of this group of six, there was one death. A treatment is different and we will have separate communications for physicians, hospitals and clinics so they can know how to respond in the unlikely event, although possible, they might see someone with this rare reaction. It does seem to have similarities to problems seen with AstraZeneca vaccine, this is the same sort of blood clots they saw with that.”

As of April 12th, the Mississippi State Department of Health says 1.4 million vaccines have been administered in the state.

Dr. Dobbs said if anyone who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is experience serious side effects with three weeks to contact your physician.

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