CDC warns of rare possible side effect from Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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U.S. wellness  officials accidental    Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine whitethorn  airs  a “small imaginable  risk” of a perchance   unsafe  neurological reaction.

By Dave GoldinerNew York Daily News

Mon., July 12, 20211 min. read

Article was updated 3 hrs agone

U.S. nationalist wellness officials warned Monday that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19 whitethorn origin an accrued hazard of an ultrarare autoimmune disorder.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said astir 100 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, successful which the immune strategy attacks the tense system, person been identified among the astir 13 cardinal Americans who person been fixed the J&J vaccine.

That’s astir 3 to 5 times the fig of cases that would beryllium expected successful the wide population.

“The results bash apt bespeak a tiny imaginable hazard of this broadside effect,” the CDC said successful a statement.

Most of the cases were identified successful men implicit 50 years old. Guillain-Barre syndrome is mostly treatable but tin origin paralysis oregon decease successful uncommon and terrible cases.

Guillain-Barré syndrome has besides been linked to different vaccines. The CDC has said that flu vaccines, including the 1976 swine flu vaccine, led to a tiny accrued hazard of contracting the syndrome, though immoderate studies suggested that radical are much apt to make Guillain-Barré from the flu itself than from flu vaccines.

Earlier this year, the FDA warned that GlaxoSmithKline’s shingles vaccine, Shingrix, could besides summation the hazard of the disease.

Officials inactive importune the J&J vaccine, similar different vaccines, is wide harmless and effective.

But the Food and Drug Administration is expected to contented a informing astir Guillain-Barré syndrome for those taking the single-shot vaccine, which has not been arsenic wide utilized successful the U.S. owed to unrelated accumulation woes.

The J&J vaccine has besides been tied to uncommon cases of humor clots and strokelike illnesses successful immoderate patients, astir of whom are younger women.

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