Editorial: Do not be afraid to get your COVID-19 vaccine

Staff Editorial

News that the use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine has been halted while the government investigates possible links to blood clots may have people apprehensive about getting vaccinated.

But we at The Daily Eastern News want to advise people to not be afraid of getting vaccinated, and not to worry if they did get the Johnson & Johnson shot.

Only six cases of blood clots have been reported and over 7 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson have been administered.

Additionally, it is still unknown if the clots are even linked to the vaccine.

It would be slightly concerning if the two were linked, but even if they were, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would still be extremely successful.

But if you are nervous about getting this specific vaccine, that is understandable. Luckily, both the Pfizer and Moderna two-dose vaccines have had no similar incidents and have also been very effective so far.

It is natural to be cautious over what you are putting in your body, but it is very important to keep listening to health experts as the pandemic continues and vaccinations continue to be administered.