“A coronavirus vaccine site in Georgia became the fourth US location this week to pause its administration of the Johnson & Johnson jab after concerns over possible adverse reactions, a report said.
Eight people experienced lightheadedness after getting the shot Wednesday at the Cumming Fairgrounds, though health officials believe that could have simply been caused by the hot weather, WSB-TV reported.
“It was a fainting issue,” Dave Palmer, North Georgia Health District spokesperson, told the outlet.”
October 13, 2020
“Johnson & Johnson has paused its trial of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine following an unexplained adverse health event experienced by one of its participants.
The drugmaker didn’t say what the unexplained illness was out of respect for the patient’s privacy. However, the company said it adheres to guidelines which specify that trials must be halted if a serious reaction occurs that could potentially be related to the vaccine.
The company said Monday that the participant’s illness is “being reviewed and evaluated.”
“Adverse events — illnesses, accidents, etc. — even those that are serious, are an expected part of any clinical study, especially large studies,” Johnson & Johnson said.” LINK