After two weeks of hospitals, local health departments and pharmacies canceling appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine due to limited supply, Michigan is expected to receive its largest shipment yet.
The state expects to receive a total of 409,240 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
If the FDA approves the emergency use authorization of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine this weekend, the numbers are set to rise even further.
“If Johnson & Johnson really gets US approval this weekend, the state expects to receive an additional 83,000 doses,” said Henry Ford’s Dr. Sam Mossallam.
On Friday, the FDA advisory panel voted to recommend the use of that vaccine.
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US health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the brink of adding a more user-friendly option to fight the pandemic.
The acting director of the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement that the agency will act quickly to follow the recommendation, which would make the J&J injection the third vaccine licensed for emergency use in the U.S. The vaccines will be They are accelerating, but new supplies are urgently available. he needed to get ahead of a mutant virus that has killed more than 500,000 Americans.
After day-long discussions, FDA panelists unanimously voted that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for adults. Once the FDA issues a final decision, shipments of a few million doses could begin Monday.
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