Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Rochelle Walensky shared the information that 3.9 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine is on the road and that it can be applied by reaching health centers in the states tomorrow morning at the earliest.
Pointing out that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is shot in a single dose, Walensky underlined that since the vaccine can be preserved at refrigerator temperature, it will be very convenient in transportation and application, which will accelerate the vaccination in the country.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company on February 27, which was given the green light by an independent panel of infectious diseases experts on February 26.
Thus, the Jonhson & Johnson vaccine became the third vaccine approved for emergency use in the USA after Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna.
It was announced that Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, which was tested on 44 thousand people, was 66 percent effective and provided strong protection against disease and death.
Experts warned that the new more contagious variant of the COVID-19 virus, first seen in the UK and South Africa, could cause a wave of epidemics again with the emergence in the USA, pointing out that the timing of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was promising.
According to the CDC, which tracks COVID-19 vaccination statistics in the USA, the total number of vaccines made across the country has approached 75 million.
According to the latest data of the CDC, more than 49.8 million people in the country received the first dose, and more than 24.8 million people received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Source: Dünya Gazetesi by www.dunya.com.
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