Reports: FDA expected to OK ‘mix-and-match’ COVID vaccine boosters
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce this week people will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot with a vaccine from a different manufacturer than their original doses, according to reports in the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
Fauci: Likely those who received J&J vaccine will also be recommended for booster
The White House announced Friday that Dr. Anthony Fauci, medical advisor to President Joe Biden, said he expects Americans who received the one-dose J&J vaccine against COVID-19 also will be recommended for a booster shot.
CDC reviews death of Michigan woman who got Johnson & Johnson vaccine -- everything you should know
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention is currently reviewing the death of a Michigan woman who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, though there is currently no evidence that her death and the vaccine are linked, officials said.
Biden holds event with Johnson & Johnson and Merck CEOs
FILE - In this March 5, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden participates in a roundtable discussion on a coronavirus relief package in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)President Biden hosted an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck Wednesday afternoon at the White House. Merck had previously been working on two of its vaccine candidates but stopped that work after early clinical trial data showed a poor immune response. The J&J vaccine can be stored in a normal refrigerator unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines -- it’s not a mRNA vaccine. Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky is a native Michigander.
Detroit Mayor Duggan to announce new Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine clinic
DETROIT – Monday, March 8, marked the first day COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expanding to Michiganders 50 years old and up with certain health conditions. There are now three vaccines available -- Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. AdIt’s the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that had the Duggan administration making a rare unforced error last week when the mayor turned down 6,200 doses because he wanted Detroiters to “get the best”. CDC: Fully vaccinated people can visit unvaccinated people without masks, social distancingThe White House COVID-19 response team provided an update on the pandemic on Monday afternoon. The guidance was very conservative but does provide a road map for those who are fully vaccinated to begin seeing other people.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine research method creates conflict for Catholics
The pandemic has ended so many lives and vaccines are in high demand, but the J&J vaccine is born out of research that the church has long spoken out against. AdMichigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phasesWhile the Archdiocese of Detroit recognizes the need for more vaccines, the J&J vaccine emerged from research dating back to the 1970s that proves controversial for Catholics. “If no other vaccines are available, certainly take the J&J vaccine,” Smetanka said. The vaccines developed by Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca are more morally problematic, however. If one does not have a choice of vaccine and a delay in immunization may bring about serious consequences for one’s health and the health of others, it would be permissible to accept the Johnson & Johnson or AstraZeneca vaccine.
Detroit mayor: Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine will be key part of our expansion
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan told City Council on Friday that he expects to the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine to be “a key part of our expansion of vaccine centers” when the city receives it in the next shipment. As vaccine eligibility expands, Detroit will open a second site offering Johnson & Johnson vaccines. I have full confidence that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is both safe and effective. We are making plans now for Johnson & Johnson to be a key part of our expansion of vaccine centers and are looking forward to receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccines in the next allocation.”AdHis statement Friday comes after Detroit turned down 6,200 doses of the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, with Duggan favoring shots from Pfizer and Moderna for now. “Johnson & Johnson is a very good vaccine.
Oakland County receives 7,400 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine
PONTIAC, Mich. – Oakland County announced on Wednesday that it has received 7,400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. “With the news that Merck is going to be joining with Johnson & Johnson to manufacture this one dose vaccine, this increased supply of vaccine will help accelerate the end to the pandemic,” said Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter. The county health division will schedule the doses once it receives that guidance. READ: Michigan to expand COVID-19 vaccine plan to include residents age 50 and olderAdREAD: COVID vaccine trials underway in older children: What to knowJohnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive at Oakland County Health Division Wednesday, March, 3, 2021. (Jaime Fenner, Oakland County)“I am confident in the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine,” Oakland County Health Division Medical Director Dr. Russell Faust said, mentioning that the vaccine is safe and effective.
View: CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine information for Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2021, file photo, vials for the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are displayed on a tray at a clinic set up by the New Hampshire National Guard in the parking lot of Exeter, N.H., High School. The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but health officials are concerned that at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options from Pfizer and Moderna. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
Grand Rapids-based Grand River Aseptic to help manufacture J&J vaccine
GRAM is proud to partner with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to support the critical manufacture of their vaccine. Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (GRAM) will aid in the manufacturing of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. The state of Michigan is expected to receive 82,700 doses of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine this week. The J&J vaccine doses are expected in Michigan by Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) said Monday. Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phasesMichigan also home to Pfizer vaccine manufacturingMichigan already is home to Pfizer vaccine manufacturing at the company’s plant in Portage.
What Fauci said about J&J vaccine: ‘I would have no hesitancy whatsoever to take it’
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for an emergency use authorization. Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said people should take the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine if that’s what they are offered. Instead, the J&J vaccine uses a harmless, weakened cold virus to carry instructions into the body to trigger the immune response and a method developed a decade ago and used for an ebola vaccine. Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky is a native Michigander. Testing, efficacyThe Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been tested on nearly 44,000 people in United States, Latin America and South Africa.
FDA advisory panel votes to recommend Johnson & Johnson vaccine Emergency Use Authorization
The Food and Drug Administration advisory panel unanimously voted Friday afternoon to recommend the Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for an emergency use authorization. For eight hours, the group of independent experts had reviewed the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. READ: FDA finds Johnson & Johnson vaccine effectively prevents COVIDWhile the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is less effective than Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines, the experts noted that no one who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was hospitalized or died from coronavirus. READ: Here’s what makes J&J vaccine different than the othersAdStudies in children are planned with the older group of children expected to begin receiving the vaccine as soon as early March. There are also additional studies planned in immunocompromised people.
Here’s what makes J&J vaccine different than the others
Here’s what to know about the J&J vaccine:The J&J vaccine can be stored in a normal refrigerator unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines -- it’s not a mRNA vaccine. Testing, efficacyThe Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been tested on nearly 44,000 people in United States, Latin America and South Africa. Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit also was one of the clinical sites for the J&J vaccine, so many Metro Detroiters have already received the vaccine. Johnson & Johnson is running an additional trial to test effectiveness of a second dose of its vaccine. AdFeb. 24: FDA says J&J 1-dose shot prevents COVID; final decision soonFeb. 4: Johnson & Johnson asks US regulators to OK its one-shot COVID-19 vaccineMore: Local 4′s Dr. Frank McGeorge answers COVID vaccine questions
'Simple is beautiful': One-shot vaccine proves effective
This Sept. 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a clinician preparing to administer investigational Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Johnson & Johnson said Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 that in the U.S. and seven other countries, the first single-shot vaccine appears 66% effective overall at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19. (Johnson & Johnson via AP)The first one-shot COVID-19 vaccine provides good protection against the illness, Johnson & Johnson reported in a key study released Friday, offering the world a potentially important new tool as it races to stay ahead of the rapidly mutating virus. “Frankly, simple is beautiful,” said Dr. Matt Hepburn, the U.S. government's COVID-19 vaccine response leader. Interim results found the shot 66% effective overall at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19, and much more protective — 85% — against the most serious symptoms.
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