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U.S. could approve third COVID vaccine in January: official

U.S. could approve third COVID vaccine in January: official
One of the U.S. top health officials said a third COVID vaccine could be approved for emergency use sometime next month.

Admiral Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that data about a new vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson and Janssen, was expected soon.Admiral Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that data about a new vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson and Janssen, was expected soon.A health worker sorts blood samples for Covid-19 vaccination study at the Center for Pediatrics Infectology Studies (CEIP) where the pharmaceutical company Janssen, of Johnson & Johnson, is developing the phase 3 study of the vaccine in Cali, Colombia.Admiral Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that data about a new vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson and Janssen, was expected soon.

However, Giroir’s optimism was undercut by Vivek Murthy, president-elect Biden’s nominee for Surgeon General.(LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images) “It may be closer to mid-summer or early fall when this vaccine makes its way to the general public,” Murthy said on “Meet the Press.

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