CBS NEWS – Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine is facing a double dose of problems.
Georgia is the third state to temporarily shut down a vaccine site after eight people suffered adverse reactions to the shot.
Earlier this week, 18 people in North Carolina reported side effects, while 11 people in Colorado reacted to the shot with symptoms ranging from dizziness, nausea and fainting.
Dr. David Agus, a CBS News medical contributor, said:
“This is a really potent vaccine, and what we’re seeing is some of that potency relating at a very rare side effect that we just have to be aware of.”
All three major U.S. vaccines produced adverse reactions in more than 60,000 people nationwide.
For each manufacturer — Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — just one-tenth of 1% of all people have reported side effects.
Another problem facing Johnson & Johnson is distribution. The company is dramatically scaling back shipments to states by 86% next week.
Meanwhile, Michigan is experiencing dreadful deja vu as some hospital intensive care units near capacity …
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Colorado Officials Suspend Vaccine Site Following Spate Of Adverse Reactions
KABC – Yet another state is suspending a vaccine site after several people experienced an adverse reaction to a coronavirus vaccine.
Health officials say eight people getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Georgia suffered side effects to the shot last week.
Eighteen people in North Carolina and 11 in Colorado reportedly had similar experiences.
Meanwhile, company officials say Johnson & Johnson is currently scaling back shipments of the vaccine. Source.