The New Jersey man, who was hospitalized with COVID-19 after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, was placed in a ventilator Friday as his condition worsened, his daughter told The Post.
Francisco Cosme, 52 – who fell ill despite getting a jab five weeks earlier – was unconscious when his daughter, Michelle Torres, briefly saw him during a FaceTime call Friday morning.
“He is not feeling too well now. The doctors said right now it is still up to his body to continue, ”said Torres, her voice trembling with emotion.
“He is not conscious, we are just looking at him,” she said.
Torres, who has not been allowed to visit her father at the hospital because she also has COVID-1
“You pray a lot and wish the best. And it became a worse turn, ”she said.
Cosme, who is diabetic, was put in a ventilator at 6 p.m. 5 Friday – but the “oxygen level” on the machine “is not where it should be,” she said.
Cosme first began feeling coronavirus symptoms, including coughs and chills, on April 1, after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Javits Center on March 6. He was rushed to John F. Kennedy Medical Center last week. , where he is still being treated.
Torres said she now wants Johnson & Johnson to investigate more about the vaccine – and to clarify that people can still be hospitalized with coronavirus, even after receiving the shot.
“Do more research and revise [your] statement, ”she said.
In another New Jersey case, Shannon Kelly, 25, of Tabernacle, told The Post she became ill with COVID-19 earlier this month after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Kelly said she got the shot on March 11 at a CVS in Clementon and felt good at first.
“Three weeks later I got a cold, congestion and earache,” said Kelly, who works at a private school. “I lost my smell and my taste. I have a bad cough and shortness of breath. ”
On Saturday, she tested positive for COVID-19, despite being otherwise fit and healthy, she said.
“I’ve been in bed for two weeks now,” she said, adding that her cough has not recharged yet.
“[It’s] surprising. I knew Johnson and Johnson were not as effective as the other two. Still, I am young, healthy and in shape. ”
Earlier this week, a 39-year-old Brooklyn man said he fell ill with COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson jab.