The Hague, Netherlands:
The European Union authorised the use of US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot coronavirus vaccine on Thursday after the bloc’s medical regulator gave its approval.
“More safe and effective vaccines are coming to the market,” EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a tweet.
“We have just authorised the use of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine in the EU…. With the number of doses we ordered, we could vaccinate up to 200 million people in the EU” with the J&J jab this year, she said.