FDA is set to announce new warning on J&J vaccine

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to announce a new warning that the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is linked to a rare autoimmune disease.

Four people familiar with the situation told The Washington Post that the shot has caused instances of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare disorder in which the immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system, temporarily paralyzing parts of the body.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is said to have received about 100 preliminary reports of Guillain-Barré following the one-dose vaccine

Most the cases have occurred about two weeks after vaccination and mostly in men aged 50 and older.

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With just 100 cases reported out of 12.8 million doses administered, this means the condition is very rare occurring in just 0.000781 percent of cases.

www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9781291/FDA-announce-new-warning-J-J-vaccine-reports-link-rare-autoimmune-disease.html

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