Health officials: J&J vaccine blood clots ‘exceedingly rare,’ symptoms of blood clots to look out for

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Health officials are cautioning people that blood clots associated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are “exceedingly rare.”

People should look out for more severe symptoms, according to health experts.

Symptoms associated with blood clots include severe headache, backache, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, leg swelling, tiny red spots on the skin or bruising between 1-3 weeks after receiving the vaccine.

Health officials urge you to seek medical treatment right away if those symptoms show up.

The White House is trying to ease fears by creating a video with top U.S infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci who stresses the importance of getting a shot.

“Absolutely you should get vaccinated. The danger of COVID-19 as a disease clearly, overwhelmingly outstrips any risk of an adverse event from a vaccine,” said Fauci in the video.

The White House does not want the news about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot being put on pause to discourage people from getting vaccinated.