Almost 7 million Americans have received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and now the J&J vaccine is facing scrutiny after six of those recipients developed a rare, severe type of blood clot that has caused the FDA and CDC to recommend a pause in the rollout. But, if you got that vaccine, what should you do now?
It is recommended that people who have received the" target="_blank">Johnson & Johnson vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after inoculation contact their health care provider.
For perspective, here are some numbers:— Dr. Angela Rasmussen (@angie_rasmussen) April 13, 2021
1 in 1,000,000: J&J vaccine
1 in 3,000: oral contraceptives
1 in 5: hospitalized COVID-19 patients
As someone who got the J&J vaccine 8 days ago, and who took oral contraceptives for 20 years, I’ll take these odds.
The FDA says "Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare. COVID-19 vaccine safety is a top priority for the federal government, and we take all reports of health problems following COVID-19 vaccination very seriously."