U.S. CDC hopes to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reviewing data – National

Advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet again on Friday to consider whether to it is safe to resume injections of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, as senior U.S. health officials prepare for a green light. The panel last week called for more data about a possible link to […]

EU won’t take extra 300M doses of AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson: source – National

The European Union won’t take up an extra 300 million doses of AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines that it has secured as options under existing contracts, a senior EU official told Reuters. The decision is the latest sign Brussels is looking to distance itself from AstraZeneca amid simmering tensions after the drugmaker […]

Johnson & Johnson vaccine safe despite possible blood clot link, EU says – National

Europe’s drug regulator has found a possible link between Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clotting issues in adults who received doses in the United States, but backed its overall benefits against any risks. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Tuesday its safety committee had concluded that a warning about unusual […]

U.S. call for pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine use over blood clot reports – National

U.S. federal health agencies are recommending an immediate “pause” in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine after six U.S. recipients developed a rare disorder involving blood clots. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a joint statement on Tuesday that the pause […]

Johnson & Johnson vaccine under review in Europe after blood clot reports – National

Europe’s drug regulator said it is reviewing reports of rare blood clots in four people who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine and has expanded its probe into AstraZeneca’s shot to include reports of a bleeding condition. Read more: Why rare blood clots could be a side effect of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Of the […]

Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose coronavirus shot appears less effective than others – National

Johnson & Johnson on Friday said its single-dose vaccine was 72% effective in preventing COVID-19 in the United States but a lower rate of 66% was observed globally in the large trial conducted across three continents and against multiple variants. In the trial of nearly 44,000 volunteers, the level of protection against moderate and […]

Johnson & Johnson says coronavirus vaccine data expected next week – National

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said it expected to report eagerly-awaited data on its COVID-19 vaccine early next week, and that it would be able to meet the delivery target for doses to countries with which it had signed supply agreements. Public health officials are increasingly counting on single-dose options like the one being […]

Johnson & Johnson expects to release late-stage coronavirus vaccine data in January – National

Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that late-stage clinical trials for its coronavirus vaccine are now fully enrolled, and expects to release initial data on the shot’s effectiveness by the end of January. The company said roughly 45,000 participants in several countries have now signed up to receive the pharmaceutical company’s vaccine, which is being […]

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine candidate begins phase 3 trial – National

Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus. The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, […]