The Western States Scientific Security Overview Workgroup lately accomplished its evaluate of the federal course of and has concluded the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Biotech) COVID-19 vaccine is protected and efficient to be used within the Western States.
The Workgroup supplied its affirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington this morning, making the J&J vaccine the third COVID-19 vaccine supported to be used in these states. Shipments are anticipated early this week.
Washington, Oregon and Nevada joined California’s COVID-19 Scientific Security Overview Workgroup in October. The workgroup, made up of nationally acclaimed scientists with experience in immunization and public well being, has concurrently and independently reviewed the FDA’s actions associated to COVID-19 vaccinations. It’ll proceed to guage different COVID-19 vaccines as they undergo the federal course of.
Assertion from Governor Kate Brown:
“After thorough scientific evaluate by medical doctors and well being specialists, we now have three protected and efficient vaccines accessible for Oregonians. And, as a result of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may be saved in commonplace fridges and vaccinate people in a single dose, it provides us the flexibility to vaccinate much more folks. We’ll work to distribute vaccines as rapidly and equitably as doable as we transfer ahead to vaccinate seniors, folks with underlying well being situations, frontline staff, and all Oregonians.”
Assertion from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak:
“With the evaluate of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, the Western States Scientific Security Overview Workgroup has once more come collectively to make sure we have now a protected, efficient vaccine accessible to our residents. Their evaluate of this vaccine ought to give Nevadans added confidence to say ‘sure’ to any of the three vaccines provided.
“The provision of COVID-19 vaccine is essential as we proceed our response and efforts to guard the well being of our communities and our state. I’m so happy with the work being performed on the bottom at vaccination websites statewide – nearly 670,000 doses administered – and I provide my gratitude and because of all of these working for his or her fellow Nevadans.
“The Johnson & Johnson vaccine provides us further flexibility as we attempt to achieve all Nevadans. This vaccine is simple to make use of, ship and retailer, which is able to assist our companions of their mission to achieve all our residents. Thanks to my fellow governors for sharing your experience as all of us work to sluggish the unfold of COVID-19.”
Assertion from California Governor Gavin Newsom:
“With the authorization of the single-shot Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, we now have three outstanding vaccines that provide 100 p.c safety from loss of life and hospitalizations. We’ve got administered 9.three million vaccines in California to this point, and we’re constructing a system that may permit us to vaccinate folks as rapidly as provide turns into accessible. There’s actually mild on the finish of the tunnel.”
Assertion from Washington Governor Jay Inslee:
“The Western States Scientific Security Overview Workgroup provides us additional confidence across the security and efficacy of Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. With the supply of the J & J vaccine this week, and general enhance within the variety of vaccine doses coming to Washington, we have now elevated our capability to get vaccine to all elements of the state. We’re making good progress on vaccination charges, and this third vaccine will assist our efforts to get as many individuals vaccinated as rapidly as doable.”