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Single shot Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine approved for use in the UK


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single-shot coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson has been approved for use in the UK.

The vaccine, developed by the company’s subsidiary Janssen, has been approved by the UK medicines regulator, and will be available later in the year.

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: “This is a further boost to the UK’s hugely successful vaccination programme, which has already saved over 13,000 lives, and means that we now have four safe and effective vaccines approved to help protect people from this awful virus.

“As Janssen is a single-dose vaccine, it will play an important role in the months to come as we redouble our efforts to encourage everyone to get their jabs and potentially begin a booster programme later this year.”

The UK has ordered 20 million doses of the vaccine.



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