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Friday, September 17, 2021

Another Shot in the Arm for India’s Vaccination Drive as J&J’s Single-dose Jab Gets Nod


India on Saturday approved Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 for emergency use in India, a day after the global healthcare major had filed an application.

“India expands its vaccine basket! Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine is given approval for Emergency Use in India. Now India has 5 EUA vaccines. This will further boost our nation’s collective fight against #COVID19 (sic),” Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted.

The company will be launching the Covid-19 vaccine in collaboration with with Biological E Limited. This is an important milestone that paves the way for bringing the company’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine to the people of India, and the rest of the world, Johnson and Johnson said in a statement.

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