The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has triggered a severe reaction in the body of a Virginia man four days after reciving the the one-dose vaccine.
According to doctors, Richard Terrell, 74, has experienced a severe rash that spread over his entire body and turned his skin red.
“It all just happened so fast. My skin peeled off,” Terrell said. “It’s still coming off on my hands now.”
“I began to feel a little discomfort in my armpit and then a few days later I began to get an itchy rash, and then after that I began to swell and my skin turned red,” he said.
As the time passed, the rash covered the entire body, according to Terrell.
“My skin peeled off,” he added. “It was stinging, burning and itching. Whenever I bent my arms or legs, like the inside of my knee, it was very painful where the skin was swollen and was rubbing against itself.”
Nearly 4.6 million of the company’s shots have been sent to states and federal vaccine programs since the FDA authorized the vaccine in late February.
The efficacy of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have come under scrutiny around the world in the recent days, with many even in the US remaining hesitant to get the vaccine.
The Biden administration announced last week that Johnson & Johnson company has delivered nearly 4.6 million of vaccine to the US.
The J&J’s single shot vaccine was supposed to accelerate the country’s return to normal. But, the company is lagging in its commitment to deliver 20 million shots to the federal government by the end of march.