By Helen Regan, Rob Picheta, Melissa Mahtani and Meg Wagner, CNN
February 24, 2021
CNN reports that as of Wednesday, February 24th the FDA has approved Johnson & Johnson’s single dose COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use authorization. Part of the article reads:
“The efficacy of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against moderate to severe/critical Covid-19 across all geographic areas was 66.9% at least 14 days after the single dose vaccination, and 66.1% at least 28 days after vaccination, a new analysis meant to brief the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee said.
‘There were no specific safety concerns identified in subgroup analyses by age, race, ethnicity, medical comorbidities, or prior SARS-CoV-2 infection,’ the analysis said.
In a briefing document, the FDA said that it has reviewed the data for the vaccine and has determined that it is ‘consistent with the recommendations set forth in FDA’s guidance Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19.'”
Read the full article here.