Prayer #313: For a Potential Third COVID-19 Vaccine from Johnson and Johnson
A COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson and Johnson is poised to become the third vaccine to become available for use, following the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. This vaccine requires only one shot rather than two. The data from trials indicates that the vaccine is about 70% effective (the previous two are about 95% effective). The Food and Drug Administration is in the process of reviewing the trial data, but health officials believe that this would be a promising development. Johnson and Johnson are conducting further studies to see if a booster shot could provide even more protection against the virus. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine accounts for the new variants of the virus, something that the earlier vaccines could not do, since the mutations had not yet appeared during the testing phases, and this may account for its lower effectiveness. This new vaccine seems to improve over time, reaching potentially 85% after 28 days. Having another vaccine, somewhat different from the first two, will be an enormous help in the battle to eradicate COVID-19, health officials believe.
Pray for wisdom and discernment for the FDA scientists who are now reviewing the trial data for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Pray that this new vaccine could prove to be important in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
Ps. 121:1-4: "I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep."