How is Johnson & Johnson vaccine different from other coronavirus vaccines?4 min read 02 Mar 2021, 03:30 PM IST
The most basic difference is that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is an adenovirus vector vaccine, while the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are both mRNA vaccines
Both of the mRNA-based vaccines require two shots. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only a single dose.
The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in adults. Maureen Ferran, a virologist at the Rochester Institute of Technology, explains how this third authorized vaccine works and explores the differences between it and the Moderna and Pfizer–BioNTech vaccines that are already in use.
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