Some healthcare workers who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine as a part of the initial rollout plan have been hospitalised due to allergic reactions, reports IOL. Roll-out for healthcare workers started at the Khayelitsha District Hospital in February, 2021.

Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, who is a co-lead for the clinical trial, said that the adverse reactions were anticipated and manageable.

“Some participants have been hospitalised. Some have been for unrelated medical conditions. For those which have had an allergic reaction and have been hospitalised for cautionary reasons have all been released without sequelae,” said Bekker.

“A very small number of people have had more severe allergies. Mostly a headache, sore arm and a bit of fever and fatigue in some people for a day or two, it is self limiting in most cases. We have not seen any related severe adverse events,” she said.

The Johnson and Johnson jab is said to offer 57 percent protection against moderate to severe Covid-19 infections, continued IOL.

With more than 107,000 healthcare workers already receiving the single-jab vaccine, allergic reactions are certainly concerning.

Most common side effects from the Johnson and Johnson vaccine are:

In the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

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