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Positive FDA review paves way for approval of J&J shot


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    A FDA review of the Johnson & Johnson shot affirmed that it was safe and effective, paving the way for final emergency approval at any moment. Once it is approved it will be the third shot available for us in the United States.

    Johnson & Johnson has 2 million doses ready to go as soon as it is approved and has promised to have 100 million doses made by June.

    This is great news, especially because this shot only requires one shot *and* doesn't require any special refrigeration like the other shots do.

    I have a feeling this will be the shot I'll be getting. It's not that I have a preference for any shot, but am just practical and understand I'm towards the back of the line. Since I'll most likely be getting my shot at my local CVS down the road from me in the coming months it only makes sense that the one I'll likely be getting will be the one that requires simple refrigeration.

    It's been a pretty long year, but we're beginning to start thinking about an end to these difficult times.

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    Great news. I'll likely be getting this shot as well, if I have a choice. Though I did read something yesterday about Pfizer looking to store theirs at higher temps, at least for a few weeks. So that could help with their distribution.
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    Great news indeed. I'm just wondering if the side effects will be different because it's one shot. Is it more concentrated than the others?
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    Doc Brown Wrote: Great news indeed. I'm just wondering if the side effects will be different because it's one shot. Is it more concentrated than the others?

    They shouldn't be.

    J&J used preexisting technology to develop their vaccine and there was only one severe allergic reaction out of over 44,000 people involved in trials. That's way better than Moderna and Pfizer. Additionally, the CDC even said that people who had a bad reaction to their first shot can get J&J for their second if it's available.