The United States on Saturday approved the Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. This is the third vaccine approved in the country and could reach Americans as early as next week.
“Approval of this vaccine expands the availability of vaccines, the best medical prevention method for covid-19, to help us fight this pandemic, which has killed more than half a million lives in the United States,” said Janet Woodcock. , the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner for the Drug Regulator in the United States.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is given as a single dose. The pharmacist has pledged to ship 100 million doses to the United States by the end of July, according to the New York Times.