Valley Stream, New York 2021-12-17 22:35:12 –
Spartanberg, South Carolina (WSPA) -Thursday, the CDC announced that it is advising people to vaccinate Pfizer or Moderna rather than Johnson & Johnson. They say J & J is very rare but can cause serious side effects.
Dr. Helmut Albrecht of Prisma Health states that the J & J vaccine has not been recalled, but the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are at higher levels. He says this does not mean that people are not yet able to get J & J, as profits far outweigh risks. Dr. Albrecht says the CDC announcement is not a shock to him.
“That wasn’t really surprising. Most experts recommend mRNA vaccines, either BioNTech Pfizer or Moderna vaccines rather than virus-transporting vaccines such as J & J,” said Dr. Albrecht.
He says what is happening is very rare. He says J & J causes side effects related to blood clotting, especially in the brain. He states that of the millions of doses given, only 54 occurred in the United States, nine of which were fatal.
“The main problem was a very rare side effect. If you were vaccinated more than 4 weeks ago, it’s no longer a problem,” said Dr. Albrecht.
Dr. Albrecht says that women are at most risk of this very rare side effect.
“Women who still contain significant amounts of hormones tend to be under the age of 60. They are much more likely to be female than male,” he said.
He also says that people who are overweight, smoking, or contraceptive are at higher risk. Dr. Albrecht says he encourages people with J & J to take Pfizer or Moderna booster shots. He says he is worried that the news may discourage people from wanting to be vaccinated.
“Of course, all the facts put out there have been abused by people, where it fits their agenda,” he said.
However, Dr. Albrecht says all three vaccines are still on the table and are part of the solution. Due to the holiday season among us, Dr. Albrecht recommends that people be vaccinated against vaccines, boosters and the flu.
Currently, new covid cases, supported by Delta Variant and Omicron’s Spread, have increased by nearly 40% in two weeks.
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