White House chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci said Sunday he believes the US will likely resume use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine with restrictions, as reported CNBC
Fauci said he anticipates a decision on the vaccine as soon as April 23, when the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's vaccine advisory panel meets to discuss resumption.
"My estimate is that we will continue to use it in some form," Fauci said, adding that "I doubt very seriously if they just cancel it. I don’t think that's going to happen. I do think that there will likely be some sort of warning or restriction or risk assessment."
White House Covid czar Jeff Zients has said the halt would not have a significant impact on the countries' vaccination programme, which is distributing enough Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to continue the current pace of around 3 million doses each day.
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