Feature Article: Blood Clots — How Those That Follow COVID-19 Vaccination Differ

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Recently, COVID-19 vaccines made using an adenovirus vector, such as J&J/Janssen and AstraZeneca, have been found to be a rare cause of blood clots; however, the condition that develops is characterized by clotting that differs from what is typically thought of when one thinks of blood clots.

Check out this month’s video-based Parents PACK feature article in which Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center, discusses these differences.

This video is part of the “Science Made Easy” series, which is devoted to addressing scientific concepts related to infectious diseases and the immune system.

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