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Infectious disease specialist for Arnot Health explains the research behind vaccine side effects

Blood clots as well as cases of Gillian-Barre syndrome have worked to push some people away from wanting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Dr. Justin Nistico, infectious disease specialist for Arnot Health, says that people feel they have three choices and want to make the best choices for their own health.

He said every vaccine comes with a long list of potential side effects.


Every symptom, no matter how rare, will be reported after someone gets a shot.

Nistico says that even if only one person experiences a symptom, it will be added to public data and shared.

He explains that sometimes a vaccine will be put on hold in order to research the symptom, and sometimes it will be discovered that it wasn’t the vaccine entirely to cause the side effect, like blood clots.

He added that if the FDA believed a vaccine was a danger to public health and safety, they would stop people from getting it.