Canada Expected to Approve Johnson & Johnson Vaccine in “Next Few Days”

Canadian public health officials said they believe regulators are about to approve Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine within the next few days.

Dr. Marc Berthiaume, director of the bureau of medical science at Health Canada, said during a press conference on Thursday that he expects there will be good news on the approval of that vaccine shortly.

Earlier this week, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Supriya Sharma, said the review of the vaccine candidate was “going very well”.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine differs from other vaccines approved so far in that it provides a high degree of protection from the development of COVID-19 symptoms with a single dose instead of two.

Clinical trial data shows that this vaccine has an overall efficacy rate of 66%.

But that rate rises to 88% when it comes to the effectiveness of the vaccine in preventing serious illness and hospitalization for COVID-19, which is a key metric.

Canada has a contract in place for 38 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with 10 million of those expected to be delivered by September, though specific timelines are not yet clear.

Dr. Howard Njoo, deputy chief public health officer, said officials are having conversations about whether the approvals could lead to the national vaccination timeline moving more quickly.

Njoo also emphasized that people can still infect others even if they get vaccinated, so Canadians must continue to practice public health measures that are already in place.

This content is also available in: Tiếng Việt

#seesomething, saysomething

Culture Magazin magazine always wants to listen and receive contributions from readers.
In case you submit articles about your ideas, interesting social events or hot news that you would like to share with us, email us at or inbox us at the FB page –
Try our test reporter once. Quality articles will be selected and posted on Culturemagazin’s website and official social networking sites!
#seesomething, saysomething


Bài Liên Quan

PM Trudeau Says He’ll Make Sure Canada’s Views Are Heard on Keystone XL

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he will continue to press Canada's case for the Keystone XL pipeline project with the incoming...

Korean Marinated Eggs

Ingredients: 4 eggs½ onion50g scallions4 shallots1 small piece of ginger4 garlic cloves1 cowhorn...

Mobile Contact Tracing App Coming to Ontario in Preparation for Second Wave of COVID-19

Announced today, the federal government is launching a voluntary mobile contact tracing app in Ontario for a testing period.

South Korea pledges more steps to tackle pandemic employment shock

Reported by: Reuters SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's finance ministry pledged on Friday to introduce more measures to minimize...

Nova Scotia deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history, “We’re going to get through this,” says PM Trudeau

A province and a nation in shock and grief after one of the deadliest mass killings in our Canadian history. 

Canadians Who Want To Be Vaccinated Will Get the COVID-19 Vaccine Before September 2021

Canada is expected to have enough COVID-19 vaccines next year to vaccinate all Canadians by the end of September, according to Public...

PM Trudeau, Party Leaders Extend Congratulations to New U.S President Joe Biden

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other political leaders are offering congratulations to Joe Biden after his inauguration as the 46th president of...

This content is also available in: Tiếng Việt