Johnson & Johnson Covid Jab Proves 85 Per Cent Effective

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JOHNSON & JOHNSON single-shot jab proves 85 per cent effective against Covid symptoms

Trials from the revolutionary Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccination are proving most positive indeed, with the latest data showing that the single-shot jab may be up to 85 per cent effective against the most severe coronavirus symptoms. The global giant has also reported that their vaccine has a 66 per cent efficacy rate against moderate symptoms.

The Johnson and Johnson jab has some major benefits compared with the others on the market, not least that it only requires a single to dose to be effective. The new vaccine can also be stored at fridge temperature, which means that special units aren’t required, making its distribution much more straight-forward. Additionally, the new jab would be much more cost-effective at just £7 per dose, roughly half the price of the home-grown Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

J&J’s chief scientific officer Paul Stoffels said: “These topline results with a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine candidate represent a promising moment.

“The potential to significantly reduce the burden of severe disease, by providing an effective and well-tolerated vaccine with just one immunisation, is a critical component of the global public health response.

“A one-shot vaccine is considered by the World Health Organisation to be the best option in pandemic settings, enhancing access, distribution and compliance.”

The news comes just a day after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the news that the Novavax vaccine for Covid-19 had proved effective in trials in the United Kingdom. Mr Johnson said that 60 million doses of the new jab were on pre-order, pending its approval.


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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.