Johnson & Johnson Has An Important Request From The FDA Amidst The 4th Covid Wave

Johnson & Johnson Has An Important Request From The FDA Amidst The 4th Covid Wave

As you probably know by now, we are in the middle of the fourth covid wave. Johnson & Johnson has an important request from the FDA, and you can check out the available details about all this below.

The firm reveals an important request from the FDA

It’s been revealed that the company has asked the US FDA to authorize booster shots for its coronavirus vaccine, but has left it up to the FDA and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to decide just who should get their boosters and when.

“We’re describing the data to them,” Dr. Mathai Mammen, head of global research and development for J&J’s vaccine arm, Janssen, told CNN. 

“The process is not that we asked for a very specific interval — we’re providing them data and we’re going to be presenting to the committee. They’ll take all that into consideration when they ultimately decide on an appropriate interval.”

The FDA’s Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet October 14 and 15. During the meetings, there will be considered requests from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to add booster doses for their Covid-19 vaccines.
Last month, Janssen revealed some data from three different studies that showed boosting its single-shot vaccine at two months or at six months increased immune protection.
“We announced that the six month data are a very strong, very strong boost, like an amazingly strong boost,” Mammen said.

Mammen continued and stated the following: 

“And that two months is a good boost, and the two month good boost was associated with 94% vaccine efficacy, right across the board, all ages.”

The novel coronavirus has been making lots of headlines all year, and things are not getting any better, despite viable treatment and available vaccines.

Credit: Unsplash,  Denis Jung
Credit: Unsplash, Denis Jung

The world is in the middle of the fourth covid wave, and people continue to freak out each time they check out the news. 

It seems that the virus is here to stay some more. 

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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