Interesting that they warn you about the J &J, But nothing about the others.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced it will restrict the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to adults who cannot receive mRNA vaccines, due to the risk of potentially life-threatening side effects.
The agency said the COVID-19 vaccine can now only be administered to people aged 18 years of age and older who can’t receive either the two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, which use mRNA technology. J&J’s single-shot vaccine uses adenovirus technology.
People who are aged 18 and older who want to receive the J&J vaccine “because they would otherwise not receive a COVID-19 vaccine” can also get it, according to the FDA’s news release. The agency did not elaborate.
Over the past several months, the FDA and other federal agencies have increasingly recommended that Americans get either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines over the J&J shot. In December, for example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a recommendation that prioritized the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines over J&J’s because of safety issues.