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Clear the confusion about the safety and efficacy of the Johnson & Johnson COVID – CBS New York vaccine

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) The White House announced on Monday that 120 million Americans had been vaccinated COVIDThat includes 72 million fully vaccinated people.

But there have been reports of COVID infected people and concerns about its delivery and effectiveness Johnson & Johnson Vaccine.

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CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez has cleared up some of the confusion.

Over the weekend, the US set a new vaccination record, with 4.6 million injections a day, and despite the disruption of the J&J vaccine supply, the White House COVID Team said there was still enough vaccine left to vaccinate for more than three million people every day. being distributed.

But amid these good news, there have also been a few rare reports of dizziness or fainting with J&J vaccines, something that could have happened due to anxiety with any kind of vaccine. But there are some more serious side effects that could be associated with J&J vaccines.


Georgia, Colorado and North Carolina have halted their J&J vaccinations while public health officials are investigating whether that vaccine was the cause of some serious blood clots. It is very cautious because almost all experts say that J&J vaccines are safe and effective, and any such side effects are extremely rare or not caused by vaccines themselves. .

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Another concern is the scattered reports of fully vaccinated people about to suffer COVID. These so-called breakthroughs can happen with any vaccine, since no vaccine offers 100% protection. Out of the tens of millions of vaccinations, there are a few hundred such breakthroughs.

Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Monday that it could happen if the vaccine itself is ineffective or is improperly stored, if a person’s immune response is poor or impaired, or if there are any. a new strain is circulating.

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“There were basically no deaths or hospitalizations among the vaccinated,” Fauci said.

Additionally, the head of the CDC pointed out that COVID injections do not stimulate a full immune response for two to six weeks after a full vaccination and may become infected during that time.

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