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 […]

UK PM Johnson denies saying ‘let the bodies pile high’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday denied a newspaper report that he had said he would rather bodies piled “high in their thousands” than order a third COVID-19 lockdown. Johnson is facing a stream of allegations in newspapers – all of them denied – about everything from his muddled initial handling of the COVID-19 […]

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 […]

UK’s Boris Johnson cancels India trip over coronavirus fears

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday cancelled a planned trip to India, scheduled to take place next week, due to the current coronavirus situation in India, Johnson’s office said. Johnson had already postponed the trip once from January, when COVID-19 infections were high in Britain. Infections in India are currently surging as the […]

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 […]

Pub landlords might ask drinkers for COVID-19 vaccine certification, U.K.’s Johnson says – National

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested on Wednesday that some pubs might require customers to produce COVID-19 vaccine certificates, an idea that he had previously deemed unlikely. Almost 29 million people have received their first vaccine dose in Britain already in the fastest rollout in Europe, and there have been calls to open up […]

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 […]