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FDA approves Johnson & Johnson vaccine for use in US


28 February 2021  

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WASHINGTON: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally authorized the use of the Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine Saturday, clearing the way for shots to go into arms as early as Monday, VOA has reported.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 85% effective against serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, according to data from a study that spanned three continents.

The shot kept its protection even in the countries where the South African variant is spreading, it said.

The one-and-done inoculation has been eagerly awaited by health officials who want to speed vaccinations in a race against the coronavirus and its worrisome mutations, according to VOA.

As of Saturday evening, more than 28.5 million Americans have had COVID-19 and nearly 512,000 have died from the disease, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

(VOA)

Publish Date : 28 February 2021 13:42 PM

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