The New York Times reported on Wednesday that participants in the initial study receiving Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine developed coronovirus immunity for at least 71 days, but a production interval meant a low-dose rollout. Can.
Why it matters: If approved, J & J’s vaccine will be available for the first time to protect against COVID, which streamlines vaccine administration and delivery.
big picture: The US government signed a $ 1 billion contract with J&J last August. The pharmaceutical company promised that 12 million doses of its vaccine would be ready for deployment by the end of this February and a total of 100 million doses by the end of June.
- According to the Times report, Jammu and Kashmir has been left two months behind schedule and is not likely till the end of April.
- Once spring comes around it can cause dose reduction; The federal government has only secured enough to vaccinate 200 million of 260 million eligible adults in the first half of 2021.
Yes but: The J & J vaccine, which can result in neutralizing antibodies, is long-lasting and does not require cold, such as Modern and Pfizer-BioNotech shots, according to Bloomberg.
- J & J’s vaccine can be stored at refrigerator temperature for up to three months.
What they are saying “The epidemic has shown no signs of slowing down, and we, like everyone else, are eager for more tools to help prevent it,” J&J said in a statement to Axis.
- “We have begun production of our vaccine candidate and are confident of our ability to meet our 2021 supply commitments signed with governments, and we hope to share in more detail after some of these steps are achieved Huh.”
What to see: Results of a late-stage trial of 45,000 volunteers will offer more data in the coming weeks, but the company High efficacy rates are expected at 70% or more, Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stoffels told Bloomberg.
- J&J began a separate late study of its two-dose vaccination process in November and data are expected this summer.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the statement of Johnson & Johnson.