J&J Vaccine Linked to Extremely Rare Side-Effect

The US FDA warned yesterday that the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine has been linked in very rare instances to Guillain-Barré syndrome.
 
After 12.8 million J&J vaccine doses have been dispensed in the US, the agency said there have been roughly 100 initial reports of Guillain-Barré among the vaccine’s recipients. 95 of which required hospitalization, and 1 person died.
 
Cases of the syndrome in which “the immune system attacks the nerves” mostly emerged about 2 weeks after vaccination in men 50-years and older.
 
Typically, about 3,000 to 6,000 people develop the illness each year.
 
Officials have emphasized that COVID-19 vaccine benefits outweigh any risks.
 
The Washington Post

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