J&J booster slashes Omicron hospitalizations, study shows

A booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine was 84% effective at preventing hospitalization in South African healthcare workers who became infected as the Omicron variant spread, researchers said on Thursday.

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J&J, Sinopharm, Sputnik V COVID-19 shots less effective against Omicron, study shows

COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and China’s Sinopharm, as well as Russia’s Sputnik V shot, had no neutralizing activity against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, according to a study which has not yet been peer reviewed.

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CDC panel recommends Pfizer, Moderna over J&J shot

A panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday voted to recommend Americans choose to receive one of the other two authorized COVID-19 vaccines over Johnson & Johnson’s shot, due to rare but sometimes fatal cases of blood clotting.

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