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What you need to know about J&J’s COVID vaccine – Atlanta Journal Constitution

What you need to know about J&J’s COVID vaccine – Atlanta Journal Constitution

What are the advantages of this new vaccine? The vaccine requires only a single dose, rather than the two doses required for the mRNA vaccines, and it can become protective as early as 14 days after administration. The vaccine also can be stored in refrigerators for at least three months, the company says, while the new mRNA vaccines require much colder storage. Those advantages make it easier to distribute the vaccine in rural areas and administer it to masses of people during the pandemic. How effective is it? A review by the Food and Drug Administration found that the vaccine is highly effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths 28 days after immunization. Studies conducted in the U.S., South Africa and Central and South America showed it to be less effective, though, than the...
What you need to know about J&J’s COVID vaccine – Atlanta Journal Constitution

What you need to know about J&J’s COVID vaccine – Atlanta Journal Constitution

What are the advantages of this new vaccine? The vaccine requires only a single dose, rather than the two doses required for the mRNA vaccines, and it can become protective as early as 14 days after administration. The vaccine also can be stored in refrigerators for at least three months, the company says, while the new mRNA vaccines require much colder storage. Those advantages make it easier to distribute the vaccine in rural areas and administer it to masses of people during the pandemic. How effective is it? A review by the Food and Drug Administration found that the vaccine is highly effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths 28 days after immunization. Studies conducted in the U.S., South Africa and Central and South America showed it to be less effective, though, than the...
What you need to know about J&J’s COVID vaccine – Atlanta Journal Constitution

What you need to know about J&J’s COVID vaccine – Atlanta Journal Constitution

What are the advantages of this new vaccine? The vaccine requires only a single dose, rather than the two doses required for the mRNA vaccines, and it can become protective as early as 14 days after administration. The vaccine also can be stored in refrigerators for at least three months, the company says, while the new mRNA vaccines require much colder storage. Those advantages make it easier to distribute the vaccine in rural areas and administer it to masses of people during the pandemic. How effective is it? A review by the Food and Drug Administration found that the vaccine is highly effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths 28 days after immunization. Studies conducted in the U.S., South Africa and Central and South America showed it to be less effective, though, than the...
What you need to know about J&J’s COVID vaccine – Atlanta Journal Constitution

What you need to know about J&J’s COVID vaccine – Atlanta Journal Constitution

What are the advantages of this new vaccine? The vaccine requires only a single dose, rather than the two doses required for the mRNA vaccines, and it can become protective as early as 14 days after administration. The vaccine also can be stored in refrigerators for at least three months, the company says, while the new mRNA vaccines require much colder storage. Those advantages make it easier to distribute the vaccine in rural areas and administer it to masses of people during the pandemic. How effective is it? A review by the Food and Drug Administration found that the vaccine is highly effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths 28 days after immunization. Studies conducted in the U.S., South Africa and Central and South America showed it to be less effective, though, than the...
Alamodome to open 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Sunday – KSAT San Antonio

Alamodome to open 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Sunday – KSAT San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District will open 10,000 vaccine appointments on Sunday at the Alamodome vaccine location, officials announced. Metro Health is working with state and local partners to help distribute the vaccines to individuals designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The 10,000 first dose vaccine appointments will be available Sunday on the Metro Health COVID-19 vaccine registration website. “Residents without access to the internet can call 311 for assistance with registration,” officials said in a statement. “The region continues to focus on vaccinating Phase 1A and 1B populations which include healthcare workers, EMS providers, home health workers, long-term care staff residents of long-term care facilities and people over the a...
Hit hard by COVID early, Albany gets mass vaccination site – msnNOW

Hit hard by COVID early, Albany gets mass vaccination site – msnNOW

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — At one point early in the pandemic, Albany, Georgia was outpacing all but three cities across United States for coronavirus infections per capita. Now, the south Georgia city is home to one of four state-supported mass vaccination sites. Many people in Albany were touched by coronavirus early on, but the city has made major strides since March’s tragedies. Thousands of people will be able to receive vaccinations in Albany’s Dougherty County starting Monday, Feb. 22, when the state’s four sites will open. Christopher Cohilas, Chairman of Dougherty County Board of Commissioners, said the pummeling Albany took early on actually prepared the city to be ahead in the next phases of the virus. In the early spring, while other areas were just starting to identify initial cas...
Mexicos coronavirus czar in hospital with COVID-19, as death toll nears 186,000 – Yahoo News

Mexicos coronavirus czar in hospital with COVID-19, as death toll nears 186,000 – Yahoo News

The Guardian New York Covid variant reports divide officials and health experts Officials warn against ‘pathogen porn’ amid limited data, but researchers say they are simply stating the facts A woman and her child wear face mask in Time Square, on February 25, 2021 in New York. A new form of the Coronavirus called B.1.526, is spreading in New York and contains a mutation to help the virus dodge the immune system. Photograph: John Smith/VIEW press/Corbis/Getty Images Reports of a new variant of coronavirus in New York City have circulated this week, causing a rift between health experts and city officials who questioned how concerned people should be when data is limited. Two separate studies in pre-print stages, meaning they have not been peer-reviewed, were released this week pointing to...
Covid-19 Global Vaccinations Tracker – The New York Times

Covid-19 Global Vaccinations Tracker – The New York Times

50100150200 millionDec. 8Feb. 28241.9 million Total doses administered More than 241.9 million vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, equal to 3.2 doses for every 100 people. There is already a stark gap between vaccination programs in different countries, with many yet to report a single dose. Doses administered per 100 people 5 10 15 20 No data Double-click to zoom into the map. ...
What you need to know about J&J’s COVID vaccine – Atlanta Journal Constitution

What you need to know about J&J’s COVID vaccine – Atlanta Journal Constitution

What are the advantages of this new vaccine? The vaccine requires only a single dose, rather than the two doses required for the mRNA vaccines, and it can become protective as early as 14 days after administration. The vaccine also can be stored in refrigerators for at least three months, the company says, while the new mRNA vaccines require much colder storage. Those advantages make it easier to distribute the vaccine in rural areas and administer it to masses of people during the pandemic. How effective is it? A review by the Food and Drug Administration found that the vaccine is highly effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths 28 days after immunization. Studies conducted in the U.S., South Africa and Central and South America showed it to be less effective, though, than the...