European Medicine Agency Lists Guillain-Barré Syndrome As Rare Side Effect For JNJ COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) will be listed as a very rare side effect of Johnson & Johnson's JNJ COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • The warning will be included in the product information to raise awareness among healthcare professionals and people taking the vaccine, the EMA said in a statement. 
  • EMA's safety committee, PRAC, looked at 108 cases of GBS reported worldwide as of 30 June, when over 21 million people had received the vaccine. 
  • There was one reported death among these reports. 
  • After assessing the available data, PRAC considered that a causal relationship between COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen and GBS is possible. 
  • EMA confirms that the benefits of COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen continue to outweigh the risks of the vaccine. 
  • Last week, the FDA also listed the rare nerve disorder as a warning to JNJ COVID shot.
  • According to a study, neutralizing titers induced by JNJ's COVID-19 vaccine decreased 5.4-fold against the Delta plus variant.
  • Price Action: JNJ shares are up 0.54% at $170.40 during the market session on the last check Thursday.
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