Dutch Janssen vaccine gets green light from the European Medicines Agency

Extra excellent news for the Dutch vaccination technique. The European Medicines Company authorised the coronavirus vaccine developed by the Leiden pharmaceutical firm Janssen. 

The Netherlands had ordered 11.3 million doses of this one-shot vaccine for this 12 months. Three million doses are anticipated to return within the second quarter of 2021, stories the NOS.

It is a promising growth — particularly within the gentle of the outgoing Well being Minister Hugo de Jonge’s claims that anybody within the Netherlands who needs to be vaccinated will be capable of get the primary jab by July

Fourth authorised vaccine

The Janssen vaccine is the fourth authorised coronavirus vaccine after Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca.

Not like the earlier three vaccines, Janssen solely requires one dose to offer full vaccination in opposition to a severe case of coronavirus. One other certainly one of its benefits is that it may be saved at fridge temperature. 

Who will get the Janssen vaccine?

Folks aged between 18 and 60 with no underlying medical circumstances will almost certainly be those vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine. Folks with underlying medical circumstances in the identical age group can also be eligible. 

In accordance with the Medicines Safety Board, the vaccine is 67% efficient after two weeks. The effectiveness in stopping a severe case of coronavirus is 85% and the vaccine might be as much as 100% efficient in stopping coronavirus-related demise. 

The US is already utilizing the Janssen vaccine. As for the Netherlands, the outgoing well being minister expects the primary doses to be obtainable in April. Bigger portions will probably be delivered in Might. 

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