Over the last few weeks, people have been talking about a link between the rare vaccine blood clots and blood clots that can happen to a person taking hormonal birth control. Is there a link between birth control and the J&J vaccine?
There is not a link between these two medications. The best reason to mention both of these conditions is to show the risk of using modern medicine. Both of these symptoms develop into different types of blood clots, and the risk of the J&J Vaccine is much less than the risk of hormonal birth control.Is there a link between the vaccine blood clots and birth control? The following article answers this question. Read more here! #pasadenahealthcenter Click To Tweet
Different Types of Blood Clot
Both birth control and the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine have a chance to cause blood clots. The J&J Vaccine causes a rare blood clot in a blood vessel [called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST)]. This is clot needs to be treated differently than the blood clots linked to birth control.
The risk of developing these blood clots is drastically different as well. The J&J Vaccine has roughly a one in one million chance of developing, while hormonal birth control pills have roughly a one in three thousand chance.
Risk Factors of All Medicine
With any medication, there is a risk of side effects. Our modern health care is amazing, but people can always have a bad reaction to a medicine that was meant to be beneficial. The best thing we can do is to be aware of the risks involved in modern medicine while also appreciating the good it does.
Don’t Worry If You Received the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine
You should not worry if you received the J&J Vaccine. Your risk of blood clots is minimal, and far outweighs the risk of suffering from severe symptoms of COVID-19. If the possibility of a blood clot worries you, consider opting for one of the other forms of vaccines.
Get Vaccinated Today
Vaccination is one of the best ways for our country to return to the normal we are all sorely missing. If you are able, Pasadena Health Center encourages you to get the vaccine for the safety of yourself and your loved ones.
Contact us for more information about the COVID-19 vaccine.