COVID-19: Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine: FDA approves single-shot jab – BBC News

BBC NEWS -27 February 2021. – See Vaccine Comparison Chart belowDose of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine being prepared for a clinical trial

US regulators have formally approved the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, the third jab to be authorised in the country.

The vaccine is set to be a cost-effective alternative to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and can be stored in a refrigerator instead of a freezer. Trials found it prevented serious illness but was 66% effective overall when moderate cases were included.

The vaccine is made by the Belgian firm Janssen.

The company has agreed to provide the US with 100 million doses by the end of June. The first doses could be available to the US public as early as next week.

The UK, EU and Canada have also ordered doses, and 500 million doses have also been ordered through the Covax scheme to supply poorer nations.

READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56226979

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  • brandli62  On 02/28/2021 at 7:10 am

    This is excellent news. The J&J corona virus vaccine will be a game changer. It’s cheap to produce, a single shot is sufficient, and it can be stored in a regular fridge for months. If J&J can keep up with the production promises, we will have a real good chance to end the pandemic.

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