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Johnson & Johnson vaccine's emergency approval to accelerate public health campaign

Added 02-28-21 05:03:02pm EST - “The Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use provides the U.S. a third tool to use in the COVID-19 crisis while sparking a debate about who will get the new version…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s emergency approval to accelerate public health campaign”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to approve the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use provides the U.S. a third tool to use in the COVID-19 crisis while sparking a debate about who will get the new version instead of the two existing vaccines.

Federal officials expect to ship up to 4 million doses of J&J’s adenovirus-based vaccine in the coming days, bringing the nationwide supply of coronavirus vaccines to roughly 20 million per week.

The J&J shot, approved late Saturday for people 18 and older, will accelerate the campaign by protecting against severe disease with a single dose.

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