DeKalb, IL — Despite the nationwide pause on administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, people who have received a dose shouldn’t be worried, but should keep an eye out for possible warning signs.
The nationwide shutdown was mandated after six reports of a rare type of blood clot were reported in women ages 18 to 48. One woman died and another patient is in critical condition, according to the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday during a White House briefing that individuals who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than a month ago and are not experiencing any symptoms shouldn’t feel anxious.
“First of all, don't get an anxiety reaction because remember it's less than one in a million,” Fauci said. “However, having said that, pay attention.”
Some symptoms to watch out for are severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain and shortness of breath. Chest discomfort or neurological signs, which can include visual changes, are also possible symptoms, he said.
People who recently received the shot who experience any of the symptoms should contact their health care provider.