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Michigan woman on board that approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Posted at 5:20 PM, Feb 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-28 17:58:31-05

MICHIGAN — According to the Franny Strong Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted to approve the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for human use in the United States.

One of the committee members, Veronica McNally, voted to approve the vaccine is a mother, attorney, the Founder of the Franny Strong Foundation and is the only Michigander on the committee.

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“Today’s approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by the ACIP is more good news for Michigan, the nation, and the world as the tireless work and dedication of medical science deliver a third vaccine that will help tamp down and reduce COVID-19,” McNally said. “Based on the science and the process that has been used to deliver life-saving vaccines for decades, each of the three approved COVID-19 vaccines is safe and effective, and I urge everyone in Michigan who is medically able to get whichever of the three vaccines is made available to you when you become eligible.”

McNally still urges everyone to be safe by wearing masks, limiting social interactions and practicing social distancing.

“Now is no time to be complacent and to drop our guards because new variants of the disease are spreading, and caseloads are still too high and in fact are rising again in some areas,” McNally said. “Michigan’s public health, medical and elected leaders are working overtime to help restore life to normal, and that will happen much faster if all of us continue exercising the proven precautions that reduce transmission.”