WHO allows Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use – National


The World Health Organization has approved the emergency-use listing of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, the U.N. agency said on Friday, broadening access to the shots.

It is the third COVID-19 vaccine after those of Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca to receive backing from the WHO.

The listing covers use in all countries and for the vaccine platform COVAX’s roll-out.


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The decision comes on the back of European Medicines Agency (EMA) authorization announced on Thursday.

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“Every new, safe and effective tool against COVID-19 is another step closer to controlling the pandemic,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement.

“But the hope offered by these tools will not materialize unless they are made available to all people in all countries.”

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(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay and Emma Farge; Editing by Michael Shields and Hugh Lawson)






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