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US FDA states Johnson and Johnson vaccine highly effective against severe Covid-19

The US Food and Drug Administration has stated that the Johnson and Johnson single dose-vaccine is highly effective against severe Covid-19 as well as new variants of the virus.

The vaccine had a 72% efficacy in a US clinical trial with no reported deaths. A document containing the company’s trial has been prepared ahead of a meeting which will take place on Friday where it will be decided if the vaccine should be authorised.

The European Medicines Agency is set to make a decision on the vaccine’s approval by mid-March.

An analysis of the trials reported no specific safety concerns that would prevent the vaccine from being issued in emergency use authorisation.

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