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Risk factors of Johnson and Johnson vaccine, and who may not take it

Risk factors of Johnson and Johnson vaccine, and who may not take it


Most common side-effects with the administration of the vaccine range from flu-like symptoms to pain at the injection site, much like with other vaccines in use. However, there have also been some unusual and ‘rare’ side-effects that have been observed amongst those who have been administrated the one-shot vaccine.

Just like the Astrazeneca vaccine (Covishield), the COVID-19 vaccine shot, first approved for use in the USA has been associated with a risk of certain complications and side-effects, such as thrombotic events (blood clotting disorders) and neurological complications.

Jannsen COVID-19 vaccine, which is an adenovirus vector vaccine has been found to be slightly unsafe for some, and cause a heightened risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), which is a neurological autoimmune disorder. Reports of rare thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) have also been witness amongst women below the age of 50 in some countries, which also led to a pause over the use of the same. Hence, even with strong protection rates, there are certain risk factors and conditions which may make some consider opting for an alternative. With the J&J vaccine, here are people who may want to weigh in their risk-factors and take the right decision, as and when the vaccine is made publically available:


What do you think?

Written by Newz Hawker

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