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US health advisers endorse booster shot for J&J vaccine

J&J told the Food and Drug Administration that an extra dose adds important protection as early as two months after initial vaccination — but that it might work better if people wait until six months later.
A vial of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is displayed at South Shore University hospital in Bay Shore, New York. (File Photo / AP)
A vial of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is displayed at South Shore University hospital in Bay Shore, New York. (File Photo / AP)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 06:55 AM IST
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Johnson & Johnson says its booster shot increases antibodies

The drugmaker says researchers saw an increase in antibodies nine-fold higher than levels seen about a month after the first dose of the vaccination was administered.
J&J says researchers saw increases in antibodies in people ages 18 to 55 and in study participants 65 and older who received a lower booster dose.(Reuters)
J&J says researchers saw increases in antibodies in people ages 18 to 55 and in study participants 65 and older who received a lower booster dose.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 25, 2021 10:04 PM IST
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Johnson & Johnson submits plea for study of Covid-19 vaccine on adolescents

In a statement, the American pharma company said it was "imperative" to ensure all sections of the population, including children, were vaccinated against the virus at the earliest.
Johnson & Johnson's single-dose Covid-19 vaccine has been granted emergency approval nod in India.(File Photo / AFP)
Johnson & Johnson's single-dose Covid-19 vaccine has been granted emergency approval nod in India.(File Photo / AFP)
Published on Aug 20, 2021 11:43 AM IST
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India approves J&J’s single-dose vaccine

“While we look forward to meeting our delivery commitments, it is premature for us to speculate on the timing of our vaccine deliveries,” Johnson and Johnson said.
The J&J vaccine, which has shown 66-72% efficacy in different trials, has been approved by regulators in the US, UK, Europe and the World Health Organization.(AFP)
The J&J vaccine, which has shown 66-72% efficacy in different trials, has been approved by regulators in the US, UK, Europe and the World Health Organization.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 01:23 AM IST
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News updates from HT: Fatigue one of common post-Covid issues, says AIIMS Patna

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Updated on Aug 07, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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India gets 5th Covid-19 vaccine as Johnson & Johnson's candidate gets approval

With the latest approval of Johnson & Johnson's candidate, India has now paved the way for the single-dose vaccine to be available for people of the country.
Johnson & Johnson's single-dose Covid-19 vaccine has been granted the much-coveted emergency approval nod in India. (File Photo / AFP)
Johnson & Johnson's single-dose Covid-19 vaccine has been granted the much-coveted emergency approval nod in India. (File Photo / AFP)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 01:52 PM IST
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EU monitor says J&J jab requires warning label

The EU drug regulator said a condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys blood cells needed for clotting, or immune thrombocytopenia, is an “important identified risk” and health workers and people receiving the vaccine should be informed of this possible side effect.
The EMA’s expert group analysed more than 1,180 cases of people who reported dizziness and tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, after receiving the J&J jab and concluded they were linked to the vaccine’s administration.(AFP)
The EMA’s expert group analysed more than 1,180 cases of people who reported dizziness and tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, after receiving the J&J jab and concluded they were linked to the vaccine’s administration.(AFP)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 04:53 AM IST
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J&J and Novavax seek approval for vaccines

The J&J vaccine has been approved by several western countries and is in use in many of these, while the Novavax dose has shown some of the most promising results in clinical trials.
Health workers visit the remote Mamgund Gonipora village of Budgam district to vaccinate local residents, on Friday. (PTI)
Health workers visit the remote Mamgund Gonipora village of Budgam district to vaccinate local residents, on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 07, 2021 01:35 AM IST
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Johnson & Johnson applies for approval of its single-dose Covid vaccine in India

An important milestone for India, J&J says as it inches closer to bring its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine to India in collaboration with Biological E.
Johnson & Johnson has approached the Central Drug Standard Control Organisation for Emergency Use Authorization for the single-dose Covid-19 vaccine(AFP)
Johnson & Johnson has approached the Central Drug Standard Control Organisation for Emergency Use Authorization for the single-dose Covid-19 vaccine(AFP)
Published on Aug 06, 2021 12:52 PM IST
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Johnson & Johnson says talks with India on Covid vaccine Janssen still going on

Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation had earlier said in a note that Johnson & Johnson "has informed that they are withdrawing their proposal". But the US-based company said the discussions about Janssen are still on.
A health worker prepares a dose of Janssen Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at Leopold Sedar Senghor stadium in Dakar, Senegal.(AP Photo)
A health worker prepares a dose of Janssen Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at Leopold Sedar Senghor stadium in Dakar, Senegal.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 02, 2021 06:08 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Withdrew application because...': J&J on approval of its Covid vaccine in India

Johnson & Johnson had said in April it was seeking an approval to conduct a bridging clinical study of its Janssen Covid-19 vaccine candidate in India. A line in drug regulator's note recently said that the company withdrew its proposal without giving any details.
A box containing vials of Johnson & Johnson vaccine against Covid-19.(AFP File Photo)
A box containing vials of Johnson & Johnson vaccine against Covid-19.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Aug 02, 2021 03:31 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Amid spike in Covid-19 cases Zimbabwe approves J&J vaccine for emergency use

Zimbabwe is in the grip of a third wave of Covid-19 infections, with over half of the country's 101,711 total cases and 3,280 fatalities recorded in July itself.
A box containing vials of Johnson & Johnson vaccine against Covid-19.(AFP)
A box containing vials of Johnson & Johnson vaccine against Covid-19.(AFP)
Published on Jul 28, 2021 08:58 PM IST
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By Shanza Khan | Edited by Avik Roy, Zimbabwe, Hindustan Times

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to work on easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions

Saudi Arabia, which bars direct travel from Pakistan, has only approved the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines, so anyone arriving without one of those shots is required to quarantine at a cost many Pakistani workers say they cannot afford.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, right, speaks as his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud listens during a joint press conference after their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Saudi Foreign Minister arrived in Islamabad on a day-long visit to hold talks with Pakistani leadership to discuss bilateral matters, regional and international issues. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, right, speaks as his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud listens during a joint press conference after their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Saudi Foreign Minister arrived in Islamabad on a day-long visit to hold talks with Pakistani leadership to discuss bilateral matters, regional and international issues. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 07:28 PM IST
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Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalls sunscreens on benzene concerns

The company said all lots of Neutrogena and Aveeno brand aerosol sunscreen products were being called back as a cautionary measure after internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some samples, news agency Reuters reported.
The Johnson & Johnson logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP)
The Johnson & Johnson logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP)
Published on Jul 15, 2021 01:55 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami

US officials flag "small" reaction risk with J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement it has received reports of 100 people who got the shot developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, an immune system disorder that can cause muscle weakness and occasionally paralysis.
Boxes of Corona vaccine from the US pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson storages.(AP file photo)
Boxes of Corona vaccine from the US pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson storages.(AP file photo)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 12:57 AM IST
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US to announce new warning on Johnson & Johnson's Covid vaccine

According to the Post, about 100 preliminary reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) have been detected in the United States after vaccination with J&J shot, mostly in men, many of whom were 50 or older.
Boxes of Corona vaccine from the US pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson storages.(AP file photo)
Boxes of Corona vaccine from the US pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson storages.(AP file photo)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 12:50 AM IST
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US FDA authorizes additional batch of J&J jabs produced at Baltimore factory

"While the FDA is not yet ready to include the Emergent BioSolutions plant ... as an authorized manufacturing facility, the agency continues to work through issues there with Janssen and Emergent BioSolutions management," the FDA said.
The FDA has now authorized a total of four batches of the vaccine manufactured at the Emergent facility.(AFP)
The FDA has now authorized a total of four batches of the vaccine manufactured at the Emergent facility.(AFP)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 02:05 AM IST
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India in talks with Johnson & Johnson for its single dose vaccine

  • The Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccine will be produced by Indian biopharmaceutical company Biological E
Johnson and Johnson recently announced that their vaccine generates a strong and persistent response activity against the new Delta coronavirus variant. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings(REUTERS)
Johnson and Johnson recently announced that their vaccine generates a strong and persistent response activity against the new Delta coronavirus variant. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 06:49 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US to send 3 million Johnson & Johnson one-shot Covid-19 vaccine to Brazil

  • Brazil had already given regulatory approval to the J&J vaccine, providing the quickest path to getting a large number of doses to the country immediately
The one-shot J&J vaccine is seen as particularly helpful in ensuring effective vaccination rates in remote areas since it does not require a second dose. (AFP)
The one-shot J&J vaccine is seen as particularly helpful in ensuring effective vaccination rates in remote areas since it does not require a second dose. (AFP)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 09:26 PM IST
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Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs

From England delaying reopening to Chicago fully reopening, California remaining under a state of emergency, Paris lifting the curfew for the French Open fans and Switzerland planning to reopen its borders for overseas visitors who have received a Covid-19 vaccine, catch all the travel updates here
Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs(Unsplash)
Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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News updates from HT: PM Modi likely to expand cabinet ahead of next session

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to expand his cabinet by the end of this month or early next month, ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, Live Hindustan reported on Saturday.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to expand his cabinet by the end of this month or early next month, ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, Live Hindustan reported on Saturday.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times File Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 01:22 PM IST
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Discard 60 million Covid vaccine doses made at Baltimore plant: US FDA to J&J

The agency said it was not yet ready to authorize Emergent's plant for manufacturing the J&J vaccine.
The FDA said its decision allows the J&J doses to be used in the United States or exported.(Reuters)
The FDA said its decision allows the J&J doses to be used in the United States or exported.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 11:12 PM IST
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US FDA extends expiration dates for J&J Covid-19 vaccine by 6 weeks

The company said a Food and Drug Administration review concluded the shots remain safe and effective for at least 4 1/2 months.
The J&J extension will help maintain vaccine supplies even as the number of Americans getting shots has slipped.(Reuters)
The J&J extension will help maintain vaccine supplies even as the number of Americans getting shots has slipped.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 01:21 AM IST
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US looking at joint production of Johnson & Johnson vaccine in India

“I know [the US International] Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is looking at how we can invest so that we can help produce the Johnson & Johnson vaccine here in India,” US chargé d’affaires Daniel Smith said.
US is looking into the joint production of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in India and encouraging private sector discussions to ramp up manufacturing.(AFP)
US is looking into the joint production of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in India and encouraging private sector discussions to ramp up manufacturing.(AFP)
Updated on May 12, 2021 12:16 PM IST
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India going through same Covid-19 crisis as UK, Europe did earlier: Zweli Mkhize

"Many countries have gone through what India is going through – the UK and countries in Europe had exactly the same problem," South Africa's health minister Zweli Mkhize said.
Zweli Mkhize said that South Africa would be resuming on Wednesday the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine trial programme.(Reuters)
Zweli Mkhize said that South Africa would be resuming on Wednesday the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine trial programme.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 27, 2021 05:19 AM IST
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EU agency says clot 'very rare' J&J vaccine side effect

  • The United States is expected to announce its decision on the single-shot J&J vaccine by Friday, as nations around the world urgently try to accelerate inoculation campaigns and revive their pandemic-ravaged economies.
A healthcare worker receives the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination.(Reuters)
A healthcare worker receives the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 25, 2021 09:42 AM IST
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US resumes J&J Covid vaccinations despite clotting fears

The agencies could decide to resume use of the vaccine as soon as Friday evening. The FDA will include a warning statement with the shot about the risk of clots, which have primarily been seen in young women.
The ACIP voted 10 to 4 to back the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, opening the way for the US CSC and Prevention and the FDA to lift a pause on the shot that was put in place after reports of rare, serious blood clots among recipients.(REUTERS)
The ACIP voted 10 to 4 to back the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, opening the way for the US CSC and Prevention and the FDA to lift a pause on the shot that was put in place after reports of rare, serious blood clots among recipients.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 24, 2021 05:44 AM IST
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Italy starts distributing J&J Covid-19 vaccines for those over 60

Italy's health ministry and pharmaceutical agency gave the green light for the shot after a precautional suspension following reports the shot might be linked to very rare blood clots.
The Italian government decided to recommend the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus shot for people over 60.(Bloomberg)
The Italian government decided to recommend the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus shot for people over 60.(Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 21, 2021 02:47 PM IST
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J&J seeks permission for phase-3 trial of its Covid-19 vaccine in India

This comes close to the heels of the central government last week deciding to fast-track emergency approvals for all foreign produced coronavirus jabs that have been given a similar nod by the World Health Organization.
Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is a single-dose jab, whereas the three vaccines cleared by India so far are of doubles doses.(Reuters file photo)
Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is a single-dose jab, whereas the three vaccines cleared by India so far are of doubles doses.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Apr 19, 2021 11:15 PM IST
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EU Commission to not renew AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson vaccine contracts

A report said that Brussels would rather focus on Covid-19 vaccines using messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, such as Pfizer's and Moderna's.
Covid-19 vaccines of AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.(Bloomberg)
Covid-19 vaccines of AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.(Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 14, 2021 04:48 PM IST
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