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I received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. What now?

I received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. What now?

Do not panic. U.S. health officials on Tuesday advised that vaccinations be stopped by shooting J&J as they studied reports of six blood clots in the nearly 7 million doses given in the country.

Health officials say they need to be vigilant, but keep in mind that reports of blood clots that may be associated with single-dose J&J vaccines are extremely rare.

“It’s less than a million,” said Dr. Anthony Fauche, chief infectious disease specialist in the United States.

Common side effects after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may include hand pain և normal flu-like symptoms within a few days. They are not pleasant, but they are not what worries the officials.

Instead, look for different, more severe symptoms associated with blood clots, especially one to three weeks after the shot. These include severe headaches, back pain, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, swelling of the legs, small red spots or bruises on the skin.

If these symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised doctors to help detect these rare blood clots and treat them safely.


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