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Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine approved for use in Switzerland


(MENAFN - Swissinfo) Health regulator Swissmedic has given the green light for the use of the vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson (J & J). This is the third vaccine to be approved in Switzerland. However, Switzerland has not yet ordered any doses of J & J's one-shot vaccine.



This content was published on March 22, 2021 - 17:07 March 22, 2021 - 17:07 Keystone-SDA/Reuters/sb

'Swissmedic has temporarily authorised the 'Covid-19 vaccine Janssen' developed by the pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson for people aged 18 and over,' Swissmedic said in a statementExternal link on Monday.

To date Switzerland has not ordered J & J's one-shot vaccine, which was approved in the United States, Canada and the European Union. While deliveries have begun in the US, Europe is not set to get the vaccine until the second quarter of 2021. The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health does not expect it to be available until autumnExternal link .

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