Health officials brace for more vaccine questions after Johnson & Johnson hiatus

ORLANDO, Florida – Avoidance of vaccines was already a concern for health experts. Now, with news of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine being investigated to possibly cause blood clots, there are fears that more people are reluctant to get the vaccine. “The hesitation, when there’s something like that, you know – a rare bleeding disorder – it’s corroborated. It is justified. They deserve the right to know that the vaccines they put in their arms are safe and effective, ”said Dr. Jason Salemi, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of South Florida.

But Dr Salemi says that’s why the vaccine is on hiatus. He says the news shouldn’t make people more hesitant to get vaccinated, but should actually make them believe that the government and scientists are doing all they can to make it happen. Orange County to unveil more details of its campaign on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

“It will be a public-private partnership to get our residents vaccinated,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings. Source

It comes as Orange County partners with the Florida Department of Health, the City of Orlando, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and several other groups to announce a campaign of reluctance to county-wide vaccination. “There is never zero risk associated with anything. But if you balance it all out, you look at the benefits versus the risks, I still think it’s largely in favor of getting the shot.

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