Trust Index: Was J&J vaccine made using fetal cells?
The News4Jax Trust Index Team is examining a controversial position the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is taking regarding the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. In a statement, the Conference expressed “moral concerns” about the vaccine, because the group says the drug was developed with lab-grown cells that descend from aborted fetuses. Did the manufacturers of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine use cells taken from the tissue of an aborted fetus to develop the vaccine? Fetal cell lines from the 1980s were used to develop the J&J vaccine. He adds that fetal cells lines were also used to produce hepatitis A, rubella, chickenpox and shingles vaccines.