US I got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Now what?
How AstraZeneca's vaccine got mired in politics and mistrust to become Europe's least favorite shot
A succession of communication blunders about the vaccine has led some Europeans to see it as second rate.Merkel's interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung came as governments across Europe realized that mistrust among its people for this particular shot imperiled the continent's entire vaccination drive.
I got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Now what?
Don't panic. U.S. health officials on Tuesdayvaccinations with J&J's shot as they look into reports of six clots out of nearly 7 million doses given in the country.
Health officials say to be vigilant, but to remember thatthat may be associated with J&J’s single-dose vaccine are exceedingly rare.
“It’s less than one in a million," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease specialist.
Common side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine can include arm pain and normal flu-like symptoms for a couple days afterward. Those aren't pleasant, but they aren't what officials are concerned about.
Russia's coronavirus vaccine is alluring for Eastern Europe, creating a headache for the EU
As the EU continues to struggle with the lethargic rollout of coronavirus vaccines across the 27 member bloc, Russia's Covid shot is proving alluring to some.The Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia have all expressed interest in procuring and deploying Russia's "Sputnik V" vaccine, a move that could undermine an EU-wide approach to approving and administering coronavirus vaccines.
Gallery: The One Thing People Who Get Blood Clots After the Vaccine Have in Common (Best Life)
Instead, be on the lookout for different, more severe symptoms associated with the clots, particularly between one and three weeks after the shot. Those include severe headache, backache, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, leg swelling, tiny red spots on the skin or bruising.
If those symptoms show up, seek medical treatment right away. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issuedto help doctors spot these rare clots and safely treat them.
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