J&J told the Food and Drug Administration that an extra dose adds important protection as early as two months after initial vaccination — but that it might work better if people wait until six months later.
U.S. officials stress that the priority is to get shots to the 66 million unvaccinated Americans who are eligible for immunization -- those most at risk as the extra-contagious delta variant of the coronavirus has burned across the country.
All the vaccines used in the U.S. — including the J&J vaccine — still are doing their job of preventing hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.
The action is expected for the Pfizer shot in the coming weeks. However, the Food and Drug Administration is yet to formally approve the vaccine.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine has got emergency use approval in India.
'On August 5, 2021 Johnson & Johnson Pvt Ltd applied for EUA of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine to the government of India,' a Johnson & Johnson India spokesperson said in a statement.
The surge in infections in U.S is largely due to the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus, which has spread rapidly, particularly among unvaccinated people
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The decision comes after medical advisors decided that Johnson & Johnson's single-dose Covid-19 vaccine’s benefits outweigh the risk of recipients developing a blood clot.
Niti Aayog member Dr. VK Paul on Sunday said that Remdesivir will only be administered to hospitalized, Covid-19 patients
After initial data from older teens (those aged 16-17 years) is reviewed, the trial will expand to add adolescents ages 12 to 15.
Johnson & Johnson has said it will appeal the verdict
This comes just a few months after Indian authorities launched an investigation into J&J’s Baby Powder to see if it contains cancer-causing asbestos.
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