FDA: Johnson & Johnson's Single-Dose Vaccine is Effective Against COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine shows it does protect against COVID-19 according to the FDA.

Posted: Feb 24, 2021 10:21 AM

An analysis of Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine shows it does protect against COVID-19. On Wednesday U.S. regulators involved in the analysis of the drug made the announcement. The hope is the single-dose shot will help in the fight against the pandemic.

The Food and Drug Administration says Johnson & Johnson's shot could help speed up vaccinations by requiring just one dose instead of two. FDA scientists say the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19.

Johnson & Johnson hoped to deliver 10 million doses of its vaccine by the end of February. The company has come out saying it will fall short of that goal and is now promising to deliver another 20 million by the end of March.

This is the third company to request authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA is expected to make its decision in the coming days.

Evansville
Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 52°
Owensboro
Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 51°
Mount Carmel
Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 50°
Madisonville
Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 52°
Washington
Cloudy
49° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 49°
It's going to be a beautiful afternoon with highs topping out in the low to mid 60s. You better enjoy today because rain chances are moving in tonight. Unfortunately, they'll be sticking around for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday will have pop up shower chances with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s.
WEVV 4K Doppler Radar
WEVV 7-Day Forecast
WEVV Watches & Warnings

Tri-State's Most Wanted on 44News

Community Events