Expert speaks about Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Jordan

Published: 2020-12-31 20:30

Last Updated: 2021-09-26 11:20


Expert speaks about Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
Expert speaks about Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Professor and consultant of clinical pharmacotherapy for infectious diseases Dirar Balawi Thursday said that the advantage of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is that it is given in a single dose.

It is yet to be proven that a single dose of the vaccine protects people from coronavirus, he added.

Balawi pointed out that the Sinopharm vaccine is a traditional type vaccine, as the technology differs from that used to manufacture the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines. Individuals that got coronavirus can get any of the available vaccines 90 days after recovery.

The senior advisor for the American vaccination program Monsef al-Salawi said the vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson would be approved in the first half of February. 

Salawi described the new vaccine as 'a game-changer in the United States', noting that it is in the final phase of trials.