Infarmed suspends batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after “indeterminate number” of people faint in Mafra

Infarmed has suspended a batch of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine after an indeterminate number of people are reported to have fainted in a vaccination centre in Mafra after receiving the ‘one shot’ game-changer inoculations. As this particular ‘adverse reaction’ has not been recorded at any other vaccination centre administering the shots, the decision has been made to suspend the whole batch. This particular vaccine, like that of AstraZeneca, uses different ‘technology’ to the mRNA vaccines of Pfizer and Moderna. There has been something of a PR war in this regard for some time now as both Janssen and AstraZeneca’s vaccines are essentially much cheaper, easier to store and easier to transport than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.