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Canada: Johnson & Johnson vaccine decision imminent

2021-03-04T20:31:28.717Z

Canada will announce within a week or so if it gives the green light for the deployment of a fourth vaccine against Covid-19, that of the American group Johnson & Johnson, said a senior official of the Ministry of Health on Thursday. Read also: Merck to help Johnson & Johnson produce its anti-Covid vaccine “The review of the Johnson & Johnson application is going very well, it is progressing and



Canada will announce within a week or so if it gives the green light for the deployment of a fourth vaccine against Covid-19, that of the American group Johnson & Johnson, said a senior official of the Ministry of Health on Thursday.

Read also: Merck to help Johnson & Johnson produce its anti-Covid vaccine

“The review of the Johnson & Johnson application is going very well, it is progressing and we expect it to be completed and there will be a decision in the coming days.

I would say within about the next seven days, ”

Supriya Sharma, the ministry's senior medical adviser, said at a press conference.

Canada has pre-ordered up to 38 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, a number equivalent to the country's total population.

This vaccine has two important logistical advantages: it can only be administered in a single dose and can be stored at refrigerator temperatures.

Authorization for use in the United States

The three vaccines authorized to date in Canada are those of AstraZeneca, Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna.

Johnson & Johnson's vaccine obtained emergency authorization for use in adults aged 18 and over in the United States on Saturday.

Its clinical trials have shown an efficacy of 72% against the disease in the United States, and even 85.9% against severe forms of Covid-19.

The European Medicines Agency announced for its part that it would meet on March 11 to decide on its deployment within the European Union.

Source: lefigaro

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