Covid In Austria: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Is Not Valid For Covid Pass Anymore

Covid In Austria: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Is Not Valid For Covid Pass Anymore

It seems that one covid vaccine is not valid in Austria for the green pass anymore – we’re talking about Johnson & Johnson.

Check out the latest reports on the matter and find out why some people are bringing up Pfizer as the firm that wants to rule them all again. 

J&J no longer a valid vaccine in Austria 

The Local reveals that anyone vaccinated with a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in Austria will no longer be deemed fully vaccinated from January 3rd, 2022, onwards, unless they have received a second dose.
It’s important to mention the fact that this change in vaccine validity was first announced by the government in November.

“Approximately 260,000 people have been vaccinated with the J&J vaccine in Austria since the start of the vaccination campaign. Of those, around 75,000 have not received a booster,” the same online publication notes.


The same publication says the following:

“The Austrian government has for some time recommended people who received the J&J vaccine – along with those who were vaccinated with Astra Zeneca – to get an mRNA vaccine (either Moderna or Pfizer/Biontech) as a booster. Anyone who has received the Johnson and Johnson jab is recommended to get a booster shot 28 days afterwards.”

The reason for the policy change is a belief that the J&J jab has a lower effectiveness against the Omicron variant – this is what the government just confirmed. 

They said:

“The requirement for a second vaccination with Janssen in order to receive a valid vaccination certificate is based on the latest scientific data that are available to us in Austria.”

The government believes that a refresher of the vaccination protection seems to be necessary, especially in view of the Omikron variant.

Stay tuned for more news and also make sure to stay safe. 

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about freedom, truth, humanity, and 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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