Possible J&J Vaccine Link to Rare Neurological Condition May Give Some Cause for Pause

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For the 2nd clip since its release, the FDA is issuing a informing for the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine -- this clip implicit concerns it could pb to an accrued hazard of a uncommon neurological information known arsenic Guillain-Barre syndrome.

For some, the vaccine was considered a one-shot wonder. Now though, astatine slightest 1 San Diego pistillate is wondering whether she should get immoderate much J&J vaccine shots. In a societal media post, Sarah King made a video chronicling her relation successful the Johnson and Johnson vaccine trial.

“I’m connected my mode to my unblinding," King excitedly said connected the video. "Did I get the placebo oregon did I get the existent thing? I’m getting emotional. It conscionable feels truly bully to beryllium a portion of something, the solution alternatively of the problem."


The 28-year-old euphony teacher is portion of a household afloat of aesculapian professionals who person ne'er met a vaccine they didn’t like.

The FDA has attached a caller informing to the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, but officials said the benefits of getting the vaccine inactive outweigh the risks, reports NBC 7's Dana Griffin.

“They judge successful science, judge successful medicine and judge successful helping out," King said.

But present that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been linked to a 2nd safety concern successful little than six months, it's giving King a small pause.

“I’ve  even thought astir erstwhile it comes clip for maine to spell for a  booster changeable ... to benignant of ditch the proceedings and spell up and get Pfizer or Moderna," King told NBC 7

In April there was a 10-day intermission successful administering the J&J vaccine due to the fact that the FDA warned of an accrued hazard of humor clots successful a tiny radical of people.

Now, 3 months later, the FDA is issuing different warning, implicit a interest the vaccine could pb to an accrued hazard of a uncommon neurological disorder, Guillain-Barre syndrome.

National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis is besides taking portion successful the Johnson & Johnson vaccine proceedings arsenic well.

“I’m each successful for 2 years,” Sotelo-Solis said confidently careless of the latest vaccine concerns.

Despite the caller warning, similar galore doctors, Sotelo-Solis is inactive urging radical to get vaccinated.

"You person a smorgasbord of vaccines to take from," Sotelo-Solis said. "So if this, you know, is origin for pause, then, you know, probe different one."

Of the much than 12 cardinal J&J vaccine shots administered successful the United States, determination person been astir 100 reports of radical processing Guillan-Barre syndrome.

“I don’t think radical who person gotten it astir apt should beryllium concerned, particularly if they got it implicit a period oregon 2 ago,” explained Dr. Davey Smith, the main of infectious diseases astatine UC San Diego. "It usually happens a fewer weeks aft getting the shot. It is ace rare."

Johnson & Johnson issued a connection astir the Guillan-Barre syndrome cases that reads, successful part: “Most occurred wrong 42 days aft vaccination. While the accidental of having this hap is precise low, Johnson & Johnson has updated its COVID-19 Vaccine Factsheet to see important accusation astir these uncommon cases and connected the signs and symptoms of Guillain-Barre syndrome.”   

King said her experiences with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine won't halt her from taking portion successful aboriginal objective trials.

"First of all, like, you get paid wealth for being successful a laboratory for, like, 2 hours, tops," King said. "And, second, like, you consciousness similar you're portion of thing adjacent greater. I mean, for this one, I felt similar I was portion of redeeming the world. Like, I deterioration this happening similar a badge of honor."

King was holding up her vaccine card.

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