Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Administration Stops Momentarily
April 28, 2021
After some people had an adverse reaction to the vaccine, the Johnson & Johnson mass vaccination clinic at Raleigh's PNC Arena was placed on hold in order to be cautious. As reported by ABC11 News: CDC Says No Safety Issues With J&J Vaccine After Some North Carolina Providers Halt Vaccinations
, Wake County authorities said 18 people had a reaction to the vaccine out of the 2,300 Johnson and Johnson vaccines given out at the site on April 6th. Four people were sent to nearby hospitals, while fourteen others had mild reactions. The four others are in evaluation and are scheduled to be released soon.
All reactions occurred within the 15-minute monitoring time. Unlike the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only needs one injection. Wake County decided to use the Pfizer vaccine instead of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the moment, but officials confirmed that the J&J vaccine will be administered again shortly.
The reactions are consistent with reported typical side effects from administering the vaccine, according to Wake County health officials. Arm soreness, nausea, muscle aches, and, in some cases, a low-grade fever are the most common side effects. The CDC released a statement on April 8th saying that a study by the CDC found no safety risks or cause for concern and that providers should continue to administer the vaccine.
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