US' findings over J&J vaccine gives hope for approval in SA, says local research lead

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A local researcher has spoken about the J&J vaccine.
A local researcher has spoken about the J&J vaccine.
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review, which found the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine to be safe and efficient, paves way for the jab to being registered locally. 

While results of the phase 3 J&J clinical trials have not been published locally, they are contained in the FDA report and give a glimpse into the vaccine's efficacy. 

The vaccine has not yet been approved locally, but is currently being rolled out to healthcare workers as part of an implementation study - which is similar to a phase 3 clinical trial.

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