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CDC advisory panel recommends J&J single-dose Covid vaccine

Posted On: Apr 14, 2021   |   Posted By: Politico

CDC advisory panel recommends J&J single-dose Covid vaccine

A CDC advisory panel on Sunday unanimously recommended Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine for Americans 18 and older, one of the last steps needed for the shot to be administered to the public beginning this week.
Twelve members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices endorsed the vaccine, with none voting against and a single member recusing due to potential conflicts. The vote comes after the FDA on Saturday authorized emergency use of the shot for adults 18 and older.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky must now sign off on the recommendation before the vaccine can be distributed.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the first single-dose shot authorized in the U.S. and is easier to store and transport than two-dose Covid vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. For that reason, it will be especially useful in rural communities and for hard-to-reach populations.
The The shot was found to be 66 percent effective in preventing moderate to severe Covid-19 at least 28 days after...

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