Updated 12:50 p.m. ET WASHINGTON — Federal health officials have called for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, after reports that six women who got the vaccine developed blood clots afterward. Close to 7 million people have gotten this vaccine in the U.S. to date. The Centers for Disease Control […]
URBANA – The University of Illinois’ COVID-19 testing process has received Emergency Use Authorization from the federal Food and Drug Administration. Authorization was granted in a February 24 letter to the university from FDA Chief Scientist, Rear Admiral Denise M. Hinton. Ben Taylor, spokesman for Shield Illinois, the U of I’s program for marketing […]
The Food and Drug Administration gave Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine the green light for emergency use Saturday, a day after a panel of advisers to the agency endorsed it in a unanimous vote.
Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine is the first to receive an emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. Officials say it may be ready for widespread inoculations within days.
Experts will assess the benefits and risks of authorizing what could be the first COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in the U.S.