Johnson & Johnson approval helps with 'big lift' on vaccines: Hajdu

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The vaccine, made by a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is a non-replicating viral vector option and, unlike the three other vaccines previously approved for Canadian use, was tested during clinical trials as a single shot.

With a population of nearly 38 million, Canada now expects 36.5 million doses of previously approved vaccines to be delivered by the end of June.

Doctor Isaac Bogoch said the shot could be a game-changer in our vaccination efforts.

"You can vaccinate more people in a shorter period of time", he said. "We know that all of the vaccines will protect you".

"This will allow Ontario to rapidly accelerate its vaccine rollout and get as many vaccines into arms as quickly as possible and, in doing so, provide more protection to more people", said a spokesperson from Ontario's minister of health.

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There is no timeline yet for its delivery, with those details still being hammered out, federal procurement minister Anita Anand said.

"These early results show the UK Covid-19 vaccine programme is working better than we could have hoped", said Adam Finn, a professor of paediatrics and chief investigator of the AvonCAP study at the Britain's University of Bristol.

However, the St. Louis statement stressed that Catholics can receive that vaccine "in good conscience if no other alternative is available". "That is very, very different than anything we have in that sense". Cases and deaths have dropped in recent weeks.

Vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca all require two doses.

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J&J is approved for use in adults, and in clinical trials, was shown to be 66 per cent effective overall in preventing moderate to severe COVID-19, and was also shown to provide protection against some of the variants of the virus now in circulation.

That effectiveness varied from 72 per cent in the United States to 66 per cent in Latin America and 57 per cent in South Africa, where a new variant has spread. Non-residents can also get a shot if they work in manufacturing in the city.

"I have full confidence that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is both safe and effective". "You do see severe illness going down with this vaccine".

"It's important to clarify that that was not the mayor's intent, and that was not the mayor's comments", White House senior adviser on Covid-19 Andy Slavitt said in response to a question from CNN's Arlette Saenz.

The Catholic Church across the nation, and here at home, is coming out against the latest COVID-19 vaccine, Johnson and Johnson.

As reported Wednesday by The Associated Press, Roman Catholic leaders in St. Louis and New Orleans advised their parishioners that the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, newly approved for use in the US, is "morally compromised" because of its ties to an aborted fetus.

"We have multiple vaccines that are authorized, we have huge mass vaccination campaigns that are ongoing around the world and the responsible thing to do is to make sure that we get all that information and incorporate that into our decision making", Dr. Sharma said.

Like Chagla, she's not alarmed by a slightly lower overall efficacy level.

"People should not delay getting a vaccine".

"We need to empower Catholics as Pope Francis has done to take responsibility to form their consciences and when they've gone through that process, to feel comfortable and confident that they can decide", Salzman said.

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