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Carolinas waiting for new Johnson & Johnson vaccine after CDC approval

The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.

Health experts are anxiously awaiting a one-and-done option to help speed vaccinations, as they race against a virus that already has killed more than 510,000 people in the U.S. and is mutating in increasingly worrisome ways.

The FDA said J&J’s vaccine offers strong protection against what matters most: serious illness, hospitalizations and death. One dose was 85% protective against the most severe COVID-19 illness, in a massive study that spanned three continents — protection that remained strong even in countries such as South Africa, where the variants of most concern are spreading.

https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/johnson-covid-vaccine-emergency-use-authorization/507-23596f49-d3bc-47eb-a934-6ad2ed158040

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