Chris Rock says he has COVID-19 despite Johnson & Johnson vaccination
Actor and comedian Chris Rock revealed on Sunday that he has COVID-19, urging others to get vaccinated so they do not catch the disease.
Rock, 56, posted the news on Twitter and said others should get vaccinated, adding, “You don’t want this.” The news comes four months after Rock said he got vaccinated against the virus.
“Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this,” Rock said. “Get vaccinated.”
The actor previously said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that he was vaccinated against COVID-19 . Rock said at the time that he received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, jokingly calling it “the food stamps of vaccines.”
“You know, I skipped the line,” Rock told Fallon. “I didn’t care. I used my celebrity, Jimmy. I was like, ‘Step aside, Betty White. Step aside, old people.'”
Rock is not the first person who has contracted COVID-19 despite receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Seven members of the New York Yankees’ staff tested positive for COVID-19 on May 13 after being vaccinated against the virus, all of whom received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Apr. 13 after six women between 18 and 48 developed a blood clot between six and 13 days of receiving the shot.
The pause was lifted 10 days later on Apr. 23.