Johnson Johnson Covid Vaccine: Swiss buy 150,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine | World News – Times of India

ZURICH: Switzerland has agreed to buy 150,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson that can arrive this week and be distributed to regional authorities subsequent week, the federal government mentioned on Wednesday.
Switzerland has relied thus far on vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna utilizing new mRNA expertise but additionally thought-about customary vector jabs from Johnson & Johnson to assist persuade extra individuals to get immunized.
“People aged 12 and over are still recommended to be vaccinated primarily with an mRNA vaccine, as this offers a very high level of protection and is very safe,” the Federal Office of Public Health mentioned.
But it famous that well being specialists had suggest J&J’s vaccine to all individuals over 18 who can’t be vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine for medical causes or who reject the mRNA vaccine.
Pregnant ladies and folks with immunodeficiency have been nonetheless advisable to make use of one of the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna.
Switzerland and tiny neighbour Liechtenstein have recorded almost 840,000 infections and virtually 10,700 deaths from Covid-19 because the coronavirus pandemic started. Around 58% of the inhabitants is totally vaccinated.

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