J&J coronavirus vaccine in the works, but won't be ready soon, official says

Paul Stoffels, MD, Johnson & Johnson's chief scientific officer, told CNBC Jan. 27 that the drugmaker is working to develop a coronavirus vaccine, but it may take up to a year to bring it to market. 

Dr. Stoffels said J&J started working on the vaccine two weeks ago. 

Basing its timeline on its creation of a vaccine for the Zika outbreak, Dr. Stoffels predicted that technological advances will shave a few months off the development of the coronavirus vaccine, CNBC reported.

As of Jan. 27, there were 2,800 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with five cases confirmed in the U.S. The death toll stands at 81. 

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