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Governor Jay Inslee said on Saturday that vaccines with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could start in Washington state after a review by scientific experts in a working group of western states

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Governor Jay Inslee said on Saturday that inoculations with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could begin in the state of Washington after a review by scientific experts in a working group of western states.

The Seattle Times reports that the Western States Scientific Safety Review working group – vaccine experts from Washington, California, Oregon and Nevada – met on Friday to review data on the potential risks of the vaccine after more than one a dozen women across the country have developed rare blood clots.

“The benefits of the J&J vaccine outweigh the risks associated with it,” said Inslee in a statement. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday called for the 11-day J&J vaccine break to be lifted after federal regulators reviewed blood clot data and assessed the risks associated with the vaccine.

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