The Corona vaccine from the US manufacturer Johnson & Johnson can now be used again without restrictions in the United States. The CDC and FDA announced Friday that the temporary suspension that had been set in place nearly ten days ago has been lifted. An advisory committee to the CDC earlier made an interview recommendation.
About ten days ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to temporarily suspend vaccinations against Corona with the active ingredient from Johnson & Johnson, after six cases of cerebral thrombosis were recorded in the United States.
She added that the detection was recommended out of “excessive caution.” To date, more than 7.2 million doses of the vaccine, which was approved in the United States at the end of February, have been injected in the United States.
So far, the vaccine is the only one that only needs to be injected once to be fully effective.
Switzerland does not have any of them
In Switzerland, the Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine was approved by the Swissmedic Therapeutic Products Authority in March. But BAG did not use the vaccine. “The delivery is going to be too late for us,” said Nora Kronig, deputy director of BAG, explaining the decision in a Blick interview. (SDA / euc)
Publication date: 04/24/2021 3:01 am
Last update: April 24, 2021, 3:03 am
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