COVID-19: Johnson & Johnson Jab Effective In Countries With Variants – WHO Experts

Written by on March 17, 2021

The WHO’s expert vaccine advisers said Wednesday they could recommend Johnson and Johnson’s Covid-19 jab for use in countries where coronavirus variants of concern are circulating.

The vaccine has proven effective “in the countries where there is a high spread of the variants”, Alejandro Cravioto, the chair of the World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization, told reporters.

“After reviewing the evidence, we have a vaccine that shows to be safe and it shows to have the necessary efficacy to be recommended for use by us in people over the age of 18, without an upper age limit.”

The WHO gave its seal of approval to the single-shot J&J vaccine on Friday.

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