Covid-19 Updates

Zim approves use of Johnson and Johnson vaccine

Zim approves use of Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The vaccine becomes the fifth to be approved for use in the country after the Chinese
Sinopharm and Sinovac, the Russian Sputnik V and the Indian Covaxin.

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe has approved the use of the single-dose Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine in the country.

“Based on the review of the submitted quality, safety and efficacy data and upon performing a benefit-risk assessment thereof, emergency use authorisation has been granted for Ad26.Sars-Cov-S manufactured by Johnson and Johnson.

This authorisation was issued on the basis of section 75 of the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act (Chapter 15:03),” said the MCAZ.

Source – The Herald

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