Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recommended for adults 30 years and older in Canada, according to NACI – National – fr

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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recommended for adults 30 years and older in Canada, according to NACI – National – fr


Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for adults 30 years of age and older.

“Currently and based on the current evidence, NACI recommends that the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine can be offered to people 30 years of age and older without contraindications, if the individual does not wish to wait for a vaccine to MRNA and whether the benefits outweigh the risks to the individual, ”NACI said in a statement posted online.

Health Canada has authorized the vaccine for adults 18 years of age or older.

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NACI has not ruled out receiving the J&J vaccine during pregnancy, but said a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, such as Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna, is preferred.

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The committee cited recently published data confirming the safety of mRNA vaccines during pregnancy and concerns about recent risks of blood clots for their reasoning.

The news comes days after Health Canada announced it was delaying the first shipment of J&J vaccines to the country due to quality control concerns.


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Health Canada said on Friday it would withhold the first batch of 300,000 J&J vaccines after learning that part of the vaccine was being made at the same facility in Baltimore, where about 15 million doses destined for the U.S. market were spoiled.

J&J has agreed to supply Canada with up to 38 million vaccines.

The J&J vaccine is different from other vaccines authorized for use in Canada. The vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna and AstraZeneca are two-dose vaccines, while the J&J vaccine is a single dose that experts and health officials have touted as crucial to stem the spread of the virus amid a devastating third wave of the pandemic. .

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