t Johnson & Johnson, we believe it is our responsibility to protect people, especially the most vulnerable, from the world’s most challenging and wide-reaching infectious diseases like COVID-19. That’s why from the very beginning, we have taken a stand against COVID-19 on a global scale. We have an enduring track record of tackling the world’s greatest health challenges, from tuberculosis to Ebola to HIV, with innovative solutions. We have done it before, and we will do it again.
Vaccines have been a critical component in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Our vaccine development technology, scientific expertise and global manufacturing capabilities provided a foundation to develop a vaccine candidate and upscale production so that we can get it in the hands of those who need it most, as quickly and as safely as possible. Vaccines like ours are playing a crucial role in preventing severe disease, hospitalizations and deaths, protecting hundreds of millions of people from serious and fatal outcomes of COVID-19. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an important choice for people who can’t or won’t return for multiple vaccinations or who would remain unvaccinated without an alternative, and aligns with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations for medical interventions in a pandemic setting, which emphasize ease of distribution, administration, and compliance.
Our commitment to families around the world doesn’t change in a time of crisis: we’ll never stop taking care of you.
Alongside other biopharmaceutical companies, we pledged to conduct our clinical research for a potential vaccine for COVID-19 in accordance with high ethical standards and sound scientific principles. Further, our COVID-19 clinical trials, and the development of all investigational products across Johnson & Johnson, are guided by protocols and standards that help ensure our trials are conducted professionally, ethically, and responsibly.
We invite you to learn more about our studies evaluating the safety and effectiveness of our COVID-19 vaccine, as well as our commitment to inclusivity, safety and transparency in our research.
At Johnson & Johnson, we believe in using our size and reach for good. We are proud to deliver a vaccine that can help protect people against COVID-19. We have a long legacy of fighting health crises, providing solutions that reach all corners of the world, and remain dedicated to our mission of improving health for everyone, everywhere.
Improving vaccine confidence is an essential step towards overcoming COVID-19 as vaccines become available for distribution. As hesitancy around vaccination remains, education is one of the most powerful ways we can allay lingering fears and increase understanding and trust in the science.
There is still much to be done to keep people safe from some of the most devastating impacts of COVID-19. Employing all available resources, including vaccination, helps prevent COVID-19-associated illness, hospitalization and deaths.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to permit the emergency use of the unapproved product, the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine, for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older for whom other FDA-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccines are not accessible or clinically appropriate, and in individuals 18 years of age and older who elect to receive the Janssen COVID19 Vaccine because they would otherwise not receive a COVID-19 vaccine.