U.S. donates three million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to Brazil

The United States on Thursday will ship 3 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil, the country with the second-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, a White House official said on Wednesday. The shipment – part of Washington’s pledge to donate 80 million vaccines – will depart Fort Lauderdale,… Read More U.S. donates three million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to Brazil

U.S. halts usage of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine over rare blood clots

U.S. federal health agencies on Tuesday recommended pausing use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for at least a few days after six women under age 50 developed rare blood clots after receiving the shot, dealing a fresh setback to efforts to tackle the pandemic. Johnson & Johnson said it would delay rollout of the… Read More U.S. halts usage of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine over rare blood clots

South Africa signs deal to secure Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

South Africa has signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to secure 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and will ease restrictions due to a decline in new cases, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday. South Africa has been the hardest-hit on the continent by the pandemic, recording almost half of the COVID-19 deaths and more… Read More South Africa signs deal to secure Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

U.S. CDC panel approves Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel voted unanimously on Sunday to recommend Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot for widespread use, and U.S. officials said initial shipments would start on Sunday. Providing a final clearance for the vaccine a day after it was authorized by U.S. regulators, the Advisory Committee on Immunization… Read More U.S. CDC panel approves Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine