Canada adds Johnson & Johnson to its COVID-19 vaccine arsenal – APTN

Canada adds Johnson & Johnson to its COVID-19 vaccine arsenal – APTN

by tumpa on March 8, 2021127 Views

Mar 05, 2021

Government officials announced Friday news that Canada not only approved a new vaccine but that they will also be receiving millions of doses sooner than expected.

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, developed in the U.S. by pharmaceutical subsidiary Janssen Inc., has passed Health Canada’s authorization.

“As with all of the other vaccines we have secured, we’re working to get doses to Canadians as quickly as possible,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.

The Janssen vaccine is a single dose vaccine and travels better than previous vaccines as it can be stored at refrigerated temperatures between 2 and 8 Celsius for at least three months.

It’s intended for people 18 years and older and almost 20 per cent of individuals in the clinical trials were 65 years of age or older.

Read more: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/canada-adds-johnson-johnson-to-its-covid-19-vaccine-arsenal/

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