BALTIMORE (CBS NEWS/WJZ) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated state and local partners on distribution plans for Johnson & Johnson’s new COVID-19 vaccine which is expected to be made available for ordering on Sunday, CBS News reports.
The CDC said the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, also known as the Janssen vaccine, is expected to be authorized as soon as Saturday and recommended for use Sunday.
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Johnson & Johnson’s new Baltimore-made vaccine is safe and effective at fighting COVID-19 an analysis from the Food and Drug Administration found this week.
Employees of Emergent BioSolutions are working at a unique facility in southeast Baltimore where COVID-19 vaccines, including the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, will be produced for use around the United States.