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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:05 PM

Johnson & Johnson says it can provide 20M vaccine doses by late March

Source: Politico

Johnson & Johnson can deliver 20 million doses of its single-shot coronavirus vaccine to the U.S. government by the end of March, an executive will testify tomorrow.

ďAssuming necessary regulatory approvals relating to our manufacturing processes, our plan is to begin shipping immediately upon emergency use authorization, and deliver enough single-doses by the end of March to enable the vaccination of more than 20 million Americans,Ē Johnson & Johnsonís Richard Nettles, vice president of medical affairs for the company's pharmaceutical unit Janssen, will tell a House Energy & Commerce subcommittee Tuesday.

The company has applied to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization. FDA is expected to grant that as early as this weekend, after an expert FDA panel convenes Friday to discuss the effectiveness and safety of J&Jís vaccine.

Why it matters: White House officials had cautioned that initial supply of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be limited because of production problems, although the company has said it will meet its agreement to supply the U.S. with 100 million doses by the end of June.




Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/22/johnson-johnson-vaccine-march-470994

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:16 PM

1. J&J's single shot does slightly better than a single shot of Pfizer.

but presumably lasts longer.

They would be better waiting for the results of a two shot regime currently in Phase 3.
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Tue Feb 23, 2021, 08:48 AM

2. Except that waiting ultimately costs lives.

The more people we can vaccinate sooner rather than later, the more lives we save. Another example of not wanting to let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Get this one out to people now. You can always transition to 2-shot later if that turns out to be better. Also, probably everyone's going to need to do it again next year regardless. So whatever best gets us through the NOW is what we need.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 10:52 AM

3. Or give the single shot now

and then if the research shows value to having a second shot, they can give a booster later. We need as many people as possible to get at least the first shot.

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