Denmark cuts Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from program: reports – National

Denmark has decided not to include Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shots in its vaccination program, several local media reported on Monday citing unnamed sources. The Nordic country last month stopped using AstraZeneca’s vaccine altogether over a potential link to a rare but serious form of blood clot. Excluding the J&J vaccine, which accounts for […]

Some U.S. areas stop using J&J COVID-19 vaccine after ‘adverse reaction’ reports – National

Following the shutdown of a mass vaccination site in Colorado after 11 people reported “adverse reactions” to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 jab, a county in North Carolina also paused its use on Thursday. The decision came “out of an abundance of caution,” after some people reported feelings of nausea and dizziness, a senior […]

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine plant approved in U.S. – National

A large plant being used to manufacture Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was cleared by U.S. regulators on Tuesday, setting the stage for the weekly U.S. supply to surge more then 20 percent. About 27 million COVID-19 vaccine doses will be allocated to U.S. states and other localities this week, including four million from J&J, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki […]

U.S. has now administered more than 107M COVID-19 vaccine doses, CDC says – National

By Aakriti Bhalla Reuters Posted March 14, 2021 2:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The United States has administered 107,060,274 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and distributed 135,847,835 doses as of Sunday, the […]

Americans to start receiving Johnson & Johnson shots in 1-2 days – National

Americans should be able to receive Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine within the next 24 to 48 hours, its chief executive said on Monday after U.S. regulators approved the vaccine, making it the country’s third available one for the novel coronavirus. Read more: U.S. approves Johnson & Johnson 1-shot COVID-19 vaccine The drugmaker was […]

Fauci says 3 approved COVID-19 vaccines ‘really quite good,’ urges public to accept shots – National

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said on Sunday he would take the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, as he encouraged Americans to accept any of the three approved shots. “All three of them are really quite good, and people should take the one that’s most available to them. […]

Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine is safe, prevents COVID-19, U.S. FDA says – National

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration’s scientists confirmed that overall the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to […]

South Africa replaces AstraZeneca with unapproved J&J vaccine over variant concerns – National

South Africa will give the unapproved Johnson & Johnson vaccine to its front-line health workers beginning next week as a study to see what protection it provides from COVID-19, particularly against the variant dominant there, the health minister said Wednesday. Zweli Mkhize said South Africa has scrapped plans to use the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine because […]

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 […]