The two-dose vaccine uses adenoviruses that infect chimpanzees to carry the gene responsible for the spike protein of the novel coronavirus.
Observing that there have been nine confirmed deaths in the US after Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine shots, the US' Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended Pfizer and Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shots instead of J&J.
EU (European Union) drug regulator said in a statement that using different types of vaccines together, known as heterologous vaccination, can provide protection against Covid-19.
Amid a new wave of infections, US health regulators have approved access to booster shots for all adults using either BioNTech-Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
Johnson & Johnson said the move will help improve the focus and speed of each company to address trends in their different industries.
The announcement has come as a great relief to the millions of Indians including—students, professionals and businessmen jabbed with Covaxin who intend to travel abroad.
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
The African continent of 1.3 billion people is now in the grip of a third surge of infections that is 'extremely aggressive'.
Some popular European tourist destinations open for the tourist, but with some rules.
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.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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