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This Virginia man says he suffered a severe reaction to his COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe. But one man said he suffered a severe allergic reaction

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Medical assistant Tracey Wootton holds several syringes full of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru vaccination clinic at Intermountain Healthcare’s The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Murray on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Alaska has opened COVID-19 vaccines to everyone over 16 years old

Medical assistant Tracey Wootton holds several syringes full of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru vaccination clinic at Intermountain Healthcare’s The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Murray on Thursday, March 4, 2021. A Virginia man said his body became covered in a giant red rash after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, WRIC reports.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

A Virginia man said his body became covered in a giant red rash after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, WRICreports.

What side effects from the vaccine did he suffer?

Richard Terrell, who hails from Goochland County, Virginia, said he received a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

  • He said he suffered a severe rash across his entire body as a direct result of the shot. He said he went to the hospital and spent five days at the VCU Medical Center.
  • He told WRIC he is still pretty weak from the vaccine, and it will take time to recover.
  • That said, Terrell said he is still thankful for his vaccine.

Dr. FNU Nutan, one of the doctors who worked with Terrell, said the reaction to the vaccine was similar to a drug reaction. The doctors did tests to find it was the vaccine that caused the reaction.

  • “If you look at the risk for adverse reaction for the vaccine it’s really, really low,” Nutan told WRIC “We haven’t seen a great concern at all. I am a big proponent of the vaccine.”

What are the side effects to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine?

People who were injected with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recently described their symptoms to Business Insider. Symptoms ranged from chills to arm pain, as well as shakes, headaches and tiredness.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Yes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the COVID-19 vaccine “will help protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. Some people may have mild side effects after vaccination, which are normal signs that your body is building protection against the disease.”