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8/4, 7:27 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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San Francisco offers other jabs to J&J recipients

The San Francisco Department of Health (SFDPH) announced on Wednesday the city will offer supplemental doses of Moderna Inc. and Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech's vaccines against COVID-19 to those that received the first dose of the one developed by Johnson and Johnson (J&J).

"The SFDPH, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, is currently accommodating special requests from individuals who have received the [J&J] viral vector COVID-19 vaccine and in many cases have consulted with their doctor and wish to receive a supplemental dose with an mRNA vaccine," the department told The Hill.

Recipients' requests come following the report the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will add a warning that J&J's vaccine might cause Guillain-Barree syndrome (GBS). The company responded the risk of developing the condition after receiving its jab is "very low and the rate of reported cases exceeds the background rate by a small degree."

Breaking the News / JR