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Like other vaccines, Johnson and Johnson COVID shot comes with mild reactions in most cases

There’s a big question floating around out there, as thousands sign-up for- and receive the newly-approved Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

It only requires one shot, which makes it appealing to a significant number of people who are skeptical about the side effects, and requiring two doses.

That said, what are the side effects of the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine?


RochesterFirst.com spoke with Alisa Pastecki, who received the J&J vaccine. She’s 21 weeks pregnant and received the vaccine last weekend with her husband.

They got the shot in the morning, and by dinnertime felt ‘off’. A fever kicked in around 6 p.m. She felt nauseous, had chills, and body aches.

By the next day her husband felt better. However, she still felt off. By Tuesday, it was back to normal. Meanwhile, Pastecki’s brother, who also received the shot on Sunday- had no side effects at all.

Experts say that the side effects associated with the vaccine are both normal- and expected. Even the randomness that’s built into reactions is expected. As is the case with other vaccines- some will feel nothing at all- while others feel under the weather for 24-36 hours.



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