In clinical trials, the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine has been tested against a variety of COVID-19 virus variants, including B1.351 (also known as Beta-first identified in South Africa), and currently one of four variants in the United States.
The World Health Organization(WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts currently recommends using the Janssen(Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, according to the WHO Prioritization Roadmap, even if variants of concern are present in a country.
As COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and variants are circulating, here are some steps you can take to protect yourself from the virus:
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you.
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
- Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/the-j-j-covid-19-vaccine-what-you-need-to-know?gclid=CjwKCAjw-e2EBhAhEiwAJI5jg_83laQuZofLw06GubXGfdOux-1MNImPWWLO4v9Bpfmi3yhbT4y0SRoCRIQQAvD_BwE