Blood Clots with Covid Vaccine

Blood clots caused by the Covid-19 vaccine have become a major concern

With a new vaccine being mass produced, many people had their questions. Is it safe? Should I get vaccinated? What are the side effects?

First of all, only about 6 people in the U.S have been recognized for having blood clots from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of the 6 million people who received the shot. All of the six people were women between the ages of 18 and 48. Even with the numbers being statistically low, this may be proving that the vaccine isn’t as researched as it should be.

With such an unexpected variable, Johnson & Johnson is delaying any further shots until more research is conducted. Thankfully in a statement they announced, “We strongly support the open communication of this information to healthcare professionals and the public.” Johnson & Johnson will be letting people know what information they discover.

Many affected with blood clots have tested positive for antibodies that bind to a molecule released by platelets, called platelet factor 4 or PF4. The vaccine may trigger the production of these antibodies which can cause multiple small clots in someone’s blood.

The clots are an unusual brain related occurrence. The common side effects of the vaccine are tiredness, headaches, fever, chills, muscle pain, and nausea. The vaccine is most effective about 2 weeks after receiving it. It was 66.3% effective in clinical trials at preventing Covid-19.