US halts use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine citing blood clot concerns

US temporarily stops using Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

Federal health agencies have temporarily stopped administrating the coronavirus vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson after six women developed blood clots including one who died, stated a new report. The women aged between 18 and 48 suffered a rate disorder involving blood clots that occurred within around two weeks of being vaccinated. Nearly 7 million … Read more

Germany becomes latest country to suspend AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

Germany suspends the use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Germany has halted the use of AstraZeneca Plc’s vaccine due to a growing health concern regarding alleged linked side effects. Germany joins a growing list of countries that have stopped vaccinating with the product amid reports of serious blood clotting. The German Health Ministry said it was suspending the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine … Read more

Two allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.K.

Two National Health Services (NHS) Staff members developed symptoms of “anaphylactoid reaction” after receiving their first dose of COVID-19 Pfizer/BioTech Vaccine in the U.K on Tuesday. An “anaphylactoid reaction” which is defined as the same reaction that produces the same clinical picture with anaphylaxis, but are not IgE mediated, occurs through a direct non-immune mediated … Read more

Doctors worry that due to potential vaccine side effects patients will not return for a second dose

‘We are asking people to take a vaccine that is going to hurt’ said Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventative medicine and health policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. ‘There are lots of sore arms and substantial numbers of people who feel crummy, with headaches and muscle pain, for a day or two.’ Schaffner … Read more