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FSU has received 800 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, available to students.
Vaccine Type: Viral Vector, 1 shot--delivered in the muscle of the upper arm.
How Well the Vaccine Works: According to the World Health Organization, a dose of Johnson & Johnson was found in clinical trials to have an efficacy of 66.9% against symptomatic moderate and severe Covid-19 infection. 28 days after inoculation, it was found to have an efficacy of 85.4% against severe disease and hospitalization.
How Does Johnson & Johnson work? Viral vector vaccines use a modified version of a different virus (the vector) to deliver important instructions to our cells. The benefit of viral vector vaccines, like all vaccines, is those vaccinated gain protection without ever having to risk the serious consequences of getting sick with COVID-19. JOHNSON & JOHNSON (OR ANY OTHER VACCINE) CANNOT GIVE YOU THE DISEASE ITSELF.
Possible Side Effects: In the arm where you got the shot--Soreness, Redness, Swelling. Throughout the rest of your body--Tiredness, Headache, Muscle pain, Chills, Fever, Nausea. These side effects usually start within a day or two of getting the vaccine. Most side effects are mild to moderate and should go away in a few days.
Viral vector vaccines use a modified version of a different virus (the vector) to deliver important instructions to our cells.