Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine is effective and safe

(FILES) A file photo taken on November 17, 2020 shows vials with Covid-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes with the logo of US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson. - Johnson & Johnson has applied for authorisation for their coronavirus vaccine in the EU with a decision possible by the middle of March, the European Medicines Agency said on February 16, 2021. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which will convene on Friday to allow Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine to be used for emergency use, stated that the vaccine was approved for emergency use.

In its assessment today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the drug company Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine was safe and effective in trials.

The US Food and Drug Administration, which will discuss the emergency use of the vaccine on Friday , had done the same before giving Biontech-Pfizer and Moderna vaccines emergency use.

Johnson & Johnson announced last month that the single-dose vaccine they developed against Covid-19 had 66 percent effectiveness in trials on approximately 44 thousand people .

According to the statement made by Johnson & Johnson, the vaccine was effective at 72 percent in the USA , 66 percent in Latin America and 57 percent in South Africa . In places where a new variant was spread, it was announced that the vaccine was 85 percent effective in stopping severe cases of patients.

14 days after the injection , 2 people who were vaccinated, including 14 people in the placebo group, experienced severe effects of Covid-19 that needed medical attention .

After 28 days, no vaccine recipient had a coronavirus severe enough to require medical attention, while seven people in the placebo group experienced severe Covid-19.

Severe side effects were detected in 3 people who tried the vaccine . However, in the analysis made, it was stated by the FDA that there was no special security concern that would prevent the granting of emergency use permission.

If the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is approved, it will be the third vaccine to receive emergency use approval in the USA.

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