The United Kingdom on Friday issued a green light to residents of the 18-year-old age group over the age of 18 to be able to distribute the Johnson and Johnson single-coronavirus vaccine.
UK Drug and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Press release The agency’s chief executive, June Rhine, said the vaccine had met the country’s standards “in terms of quality, safety and efficiency”.
“This is encouraging news for the public and the healthcare sector,” he said in a statement. We now have four safe and effective vaccines to help protect us from COVID-19.
The UK has previously used emergency injections from Pipeser-Biotech, Astrazeneka-Oxford University, and Modrena two-dose injections.
The health agency said Johnson & Johnson’s shot was 67 percent effective in preventing all COVID-19 infections and 85 percent effective in preventing serious illness or hospitalization.
The permit comes as the UK is at risk of a new outbreak, with reports of more cases being reported for the first time in India.
UK The Joint Vaccination and Immunization Committee is expected to decide how Johnson and Johnson’s dose will be given to the public Associated Press He noted that the relatively rapid vaccination in the country could allow the shot fired by J and J Sub-Jensen to be used for development plans during the harvest season.
British Minister of Health Matt Hancock “As a single vaccine, Jensen will play a key role in encouraging everyone to get the vaccine and launch a vaccination program later this year,” he said in a statement on Friday.
The British government By 2020, the number of Johnson and Johnson has increased from 30 million to 20 million, according to the AP.
Nearly 58% of the UK’s population of 67 million have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, and 35% have been fully vaccinated with two vaccines. British Government Information.
The UK aims to provide at least one dose to each adult by the end of July.
Johnson and Johnson’s shooting permit comes a day after the British prime minister Boris Johnson He warned that the so-called Indian race was on the rise, with Public Health UK reporting nearly 7,000 injuries, compared to last week’s 3,500.
Hancock He said in a statement on Thursday It is estimated that up to 75% of new coronavirus infections in the UK are caused by Indian species.
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