Europe approves Merck plant for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

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Emergency use of Johnson & Johnson’s single dose coronavirus vaccine has been approved in India. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya gave this information through a statement on Twitter.

Brussels: The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Thursday that it has developed the US pharmaceutical company Merck & Company Inc (MRK.N)’s Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine in West Point, Pennsylvania.

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The EMA said Merck’s site is expected to be operational soon, providing a steady supply of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union.

Johnson & Johnson got permission in India

Emergency use of Johnson & Johnson’s single dose coronavirus vaccine has been approved in India. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya gave this information through a statement on Twitter.

This will be the fourth coronavirus vaccine to be available in the country. Serum Institute’s Kovischild (Oxford-AstraZeneca), Bharat Biotech’s Covacin and Dr. Reddy’s Sputnik V (Russian Vaccine) are already available.

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Approved company in India supplies Hyderabad based Biologicals E. Ltd. through an agreement. Studies have shown that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has 85 percent efficacy against severe cases of COVID-19.

Permission sought for 12-17 year olds

Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest global healthcare companies, has submitted an application to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), allowing adolescents aged 12-17 to study their COVID-19 vaccine in India. permission is granted. has requested.

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Meanwhile, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had said that Kovid vaccines for children will be available very soon. He informed that two other clinical trials being conducted by Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila are already underway.

First published:October 8, 2021, 9:03 am

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