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The One-Jab Johnson & Johnson vaccine is accepted for use in the United Kingdom

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A one-shot coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson has been approved in the UK.

The vaccine, developed by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen pharmaceutical group, has been shown to be 67% effective in preventing moderate to severe Covid-19, and is thought to be 85% effective in preventing serious illness or disease. hospitalization.

The jab should be available in the UK later this year.

Announcing that the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency had approved the vaccine, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “This is another boost to the UK’s highly successful vaccination program, which has already saved more of 13,000 lives, and it means we now have four safe houses and effective vaccines approved to help protect people from this terrible virus.

“Because Janssen is a single-dose vaccine, it will play an important role in the coming months, as we will redouble our efforts to encourage everyone to get their shots and potentially start a booster program later this year. “.

The vaccine is part of the UK study on Cov-Boost, which studies the effectiveness of a number of vaccines that could be used as a booster shot in the autumn.

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