Side effects of vaccines against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) continue to make headlines. In fact, a link has been made between Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare serious disease characterized by neurological damage, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
95 cases were serious
The warning was issued yesterday, Monday, July 12, 2021, by the US Food and Drug Administration, which warned of an “increased risk” for this disease due to the said vaccine. Several million people have already received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. According to statistics, this population is estimated at around 12.5 million people. However, about a hundred developed the disease. 95 cases were serious and one person died. Note that Guillain-Barré Syndrome is no stranger to the United States. In fact, between 3,000 and 6,000 people develop the disease every year.
The vaccine was approved in February
It is a nerve damage characterized by weakness or even progressive paralysis. Often times it starts with the legs and can move up the body to attack the muscles involved in breathing and then the nerves in the neck and head. As a reminder, this is not the first time side effects have been linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Urgent approval in the United States in February, the health authorities suspended ten days after blood clots in women in April.