Johnson & Johnson Announces U.S. CDC Advisory Committee Recommends First Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine for Adults 18 and Older in U.S.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 28, 2021 – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended the first single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson, for individuals 18 years of age and older under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “For more than 130 years, Johnson &Johnson has come to the aid of people during times of crisis, and we believe today’s recommendation from the CDC to begin use of our vaccine as part of the U.S. national immunization program will add a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson &Johnson. “This recommendation follows the FDA’s decision to grant an Emergency Use Authorization for our single-shot vaccine, which has the potential to play a pivotal role in helping to end the COVID-19 pandemic.” ACIP is a body of independent health experts that advises the CDC on the types of populations and circumstances for which vaccines should be used. The ACIP recommendation will be forwarded to the Director of the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for review and adoption.The Company’s single-shot COVID-19 vacci...
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