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Johnson & Johnson aims to produce 1 billion coronavirus vaccines by next year

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is looking to produce a billion coronavirus vaccines for next year, according to Dr. Paul Stoffels, the companyโ€™s chief scientific officer.

โ€œWe start clinical trials in September and hopefully have data by the end of the year,โ€ Stoffels said Sunday on ABC, adding that the company is โ€œnow working towards one billion vaccines for next year.โ€

Johnson & Johnson is upscaling manufacturing and will start producing the vaccine later this year, he said.

Stoffels said โ€œclinical trials will need to be done to show that it is effective, and that will take some time.โ€

He added: โ€œWe will have some vaccine available this year, but it will depend on the authorities โ€“ the FDA and others โ€“ to decide whether it can be used earlier, before efficacy data are available.โ€ CNN

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