Dogan refused 6,200 doses of the “Johnson & Johnson” vaccine, which became the third such species at the end of last week, which received a permit for emergency use from the American Food and Drug Administration.
The mayor explained that this week the city received 29 thousand doses of vaccines “Pfizer-Biontech” and “Moderna”, which he said were enough to vaccinate every resident who meets the conditions who want to receive the vaccine so far.
According to the Detroit Department of Health, residents over the age of 50 who have some diseases, employees in manufacturing, employees in schools, and others who are classified in high-priority groups are currently eligible for vaccination against COVID-19.
Although he described the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as “very good”, Dougan said Thursday that he would do everything he could “to make Detroit residents the best.”
Clinical trials of Moderna and Pfizer have shown that they are approximately 95 percent effective in preventing moderate to severe cases of Covid-19 after taking two doses, two weeks apart. The effectiveness of the “Johnson & Johnson” vaccine, which requires a single dose, was lower than that.
Dugan indicated that Detroit could establish a Johnson & Johnson vaccine center later in March or April, if the need arises. But he emphasized that he did not expect that to happen “in the next two weeks”.
U.S. public health experts talk about the safety and efficacy of the three vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent Covid-19, and encourage people to take any vaccine available to them.
A spokesman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Bob Wheaton, said in a statement to CNN on Friday that doses of Johnson & Johnson that Detroit did not use were provided to other health departments that have lower coverage rates for those who do so. Age 65 or older. “
According to data from Covid-19 in Detroit, more than 101,000 doses of the vaccine have been given in the city so far, with more than 55,000 future doses already scheduled.