The Western States Scientific Security Overview Workgroup not too long ago accomplished its evaluate of the federal course of and has concluded the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Biotech) COVID-19 vaccine is secure and efficient to be used within the Western States.
The Workgroup offered 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 judge different COVID-19 vaccines as they undergo the federal course of.
Assertion from Governor Kate Brown:
“After thorough scientific evaluate by docs and well being consultants, we now have three secure and efficient vaccines accessible for Oregonians. And, as a result of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could be saved in normal fridges and vaccinate people in a single dose, it provides us the flexibility to vaccinate much more individuals. We are going to work to distribute vaccines as shortly and equitably as attainable as we transfer ahead to vaccinate seniors, individuals with underlying well being circumstances, 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 secure, 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 supplied.
“The supply 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 pleased with the work being performed on the bottom at vaccination websites statewide – virtually 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 extra flexibility as we attempt to achieve all Nevadans. This vaccine is simple to make use of, ship and retailer, which can 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 gradual 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 exceptional vaccines that supply 100 % safety from demise and hospitalizations. Now we have administered 9.three million vaccines in California so far, and we’re constructing a system that can enable us to vaccinate individuals as shortly as provide turns into accessible. There may be actually gentle 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 total improve within the variety of vaccine doses coming to Washington, we have now elevated our capability to get vaccine to all components 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 shortly as attainable.”