The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, spoke in a press conference held in Washington about the J&J vaccine. Fauci said he would be taking the newly approved COVID19 vaccine and urged all the residents of America to take the vaccine (whatever is available at the moment). Alike the J&J vaccine, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are also found to be very effective against the virus. The approval of the J&J by the FDA has given an option for the residents although all 3 vaccines work against the coronavirus well.
Dr. Fauci Urges Americans To Take Any Of The Available Vaccine Shot Out Of 3
On Saturday, FDA gave a green light by approving the J&J vaccine to be used in the US. Now the residents have a third vaccine available to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Even though the vaccine is a one-shot dose, it is equally effective as the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines that were approved earlier and have been widely used across the country. Government officials said that they will be receiving 20 million J&J vaccine doses by the end of March.
Fauci said that he wouldn’t hesitate to take the J&J or Pfizer or Moderna vaccine as all three are powerful enough to get your immunity stronger and fight against the virus. Taking the vaccine at the earliest is what’s important, to help you stop the spread of the virus again.
The J&J vaccine is different from others due to its one dose regimen when patients need not return for their second dose of the vaccine. The J&J vaccine can be stored in a refrigerator for months and can be easily administered. Based on the trials, The vaccine has been found overall effective with 66%.
72% has been the rate in the US and 57% in South Africa where a surge in the number of cases has been reported because of the B.1.351 variant.
Fauci also said that during the trial run Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were found very effective than the J&J vaccine but all three are equally effective against the virus. He also claimed that Pfizer and modern vaccines were tested when the disease was spreading. But now, we have stronger strains of the virus that are contagious and J&J has been checked mostly on people infected with the new strains of the virus. So J&J vaccine is never considered a weak one and has been equally effective as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Fauci said that there has been a decline in the number of cases as the number of vaccinations in place is more and the restrictions have not been loosened. He urges people to follow the rules to avoid another spread of the virus again. The cases, when compared to 300,00 a day, have dropped to 70,000, which is anyhow high but comparatively low based on the statistical data.
Fauci said that it’s hard to restrict the whole population but easier to get everyone vaccinated as soon as possible. This could help them stop the spread of the new strains of the virus.