Johnson & Johnson vaccine gets green light from EMA

The single-dose Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the EU, with first shipments to Ireland expected in mid-April

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
11th March, 2021
Johnson & Johnson vaccine gets green light from EMA
Ireland has ordered 2.2 million doses of the newly-approved Janssen vaccine, with 600,000 doses expected to arrive between April and June

The one-shot Janssen Covid-19 vaccine has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

The vaccine, produced under the Johnson & Johnson parent group, is the fourth Covid-19 vaccine to be recommended by the EMA for use in the EU, following approvals for Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna and AstraZeneca.

The European Commission is expected to grant a conditional marketing authorisation for the Janssen vaccine in the coming days.

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