J&J seeks US authorization for COVID-19 booster dose

2021-10-12

Johnson & Johnson has filed a request with the FDA to authorize emergency use of a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 and older who previously received the firm's single-dose vaccine. The filing was based on late-stage trial data that showed a booster dose administered 56 days after the first shot offered 94% protection against symptomatic COVID-19, and 100% protection against severe illness.

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