Dr. Carlos del Rio, executive associate dean at Emory University School of Medicine, said on CNN’s “New Day” Wednesday that people who have gotten the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine will likely be OK, but they should be attuned to their body for possible symptoms.
On Wednesday, the US Centers for Disease Control and US Food and Drug Administration recommended that the US pause use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine over six reported cases or “a rare and severe type of blood clot.”
“What it means to people at this point in time is, I think you’re likely going to be okay,” del Rio told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “When you think about one in a million event that’s, you know, you cross the street every day, you have a much higher chance of getting run over by a car.”
“So, I think what people need to be is, don’t freak out, I’ll be going on with my life, but I would be very attuned to my body,” he continued.
He continued: “If I develop shortness of breath, if I develop leg pain, if I develop a headache and I’m within two to three weeks of having had Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, I would immediately notify my health care provider.”