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Fauci: Communities Need Assurance That J&J’s Vaccine Is Value Added

By Beth Wang / February 19, 2021 at 6:32 PM
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci said that the messaging around Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine needs to change so that underserved and disadvantaged communities don’t mistakenly perceive the vaccine, which FDA is reviewing for potential emergency use authorization, as being inferior to the FDA-authorized Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Community leaders and health officials need to emphasize that J&J’s product is highly effective against severe disease and a value-added vaccine, Fauci said. Fauci’s comments come...


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