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Vaccine : more than 300 thousand doses of Janssen arrived in Madagascar

Vaccin Johnson & Johnson for Madagascar

Vaccin Johnson & Johnson for Madagascar

Vaccin Johnson & Johnson for Madagascar. The Malagasy government has made its choice in its anti-Covid vaccination campaign.

According to the government spokesperson, Madagascar has already launched the procedures for ordering the Johnson vaccine & Johnson. “This was decided in the government council and the council of ministers”, she says.

This is an American vaccine, single injection, which should facilitate the vaccination campaign. Its mode of conservation is suitable for conservation systems in Madagascar.


In a publication of the World Health Organization (WHO), in date of 29 March, it is mentioned that this vaccine represents 85% efficacy against severe forms of Covid-19 and it would be effective at 67% against symptomatic infection.

On the other hand, this vaccine would prove effective against the South African variant, according to studies carried out by the strategic advisory group of experts (SAGE) WHO.

It is precisely a vaccine that protects against the new variants of the virus that Madagascar is looking for.. The coronavirus epidemic is wreaking havoc in this second wave of the epidemic, with circulation of the South African variant, unlike the first wave which seemed to have been less severe.

Orders placed

However, this vaccine is not without risk.. The United States and South Africa have just suspended the Johnson vaccination & Johnson, This week. Six people in the United States have developed serious cases of blood clots after receiving Johnson's doses & Johnson.

The vaccine producer is investigating these cases. “The question that arises is : Is there a causal link between thrombosis and the vaccine?, asks a doctor in Madagascar.

Despite these facts, the government would not back down.

To hear the government spokesperson, orders are placed. And the Johnson vaccine doses & Johnson are coming.

But “However, we remain vigilant on vaccines”, she adds.

She indicated that Madagascar did not opt ​​for the Covax initiative, because the Astra vaccine- Zeneca is on the list of vaccines from which Madagascar will benefit by placing its order in the Covax mechanism. However, this vaccine has several side effects, according to the minister.

Health professionals, law enforcement and elderly volunteers will receive doses of the first vaccines to arrive in Madagascar.

(Source : Madagascar Express)

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