What are the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine side effects?

THE variety of vaccines created to battle against Covid-19 is growing, and Johnson & Johnson is the most recent brand to get on board.

Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is considered a game-changer as it requires just one shot – rather than two.

What are the Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine side effects?

Around 55 per cent of people who were vaccinated experienced systemic side effects.

The most commonly reported side effects were headaches, fatigue and muscle pain.

Less common symptoms were nausea and fever, which lasted for just one day on average.

Typically, the side effects of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are similar to those who had one of the mRNA (Moderna) vaccine.

Although, a 74-year-old man was hospitalised with a severe body rash triggered by the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

What is the difference to Moderna and Pfizer jabs?

Katelyn Jetelina, Phd an assistant professor at University of Texas Health School of Public Health in Dallas,said the side effects are easier to compare to the efficacy of each vaccine brand.

“Because the clinical trials were large and randomized,” she told Healthline.

“We are confident that these side effects aren’t due to individual variation, but rather closer to the ‘true’ experience for vaccinated adults.”

However, “in the clinical trials [for the J&J vaccine], fewer people reported side effects, relative to Pfizer or Moderna, especially if we compare J&J to the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna,” Jetelina said.

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