Bangladesh approves Janssen

Bangladesh on Tuesday approved the emergency use authorisation of Covid vaccine Janssen produced by the Janssen-Cliag International in Belgium.

The single-dose vaccine is for 18-year and older people, said a Directorate General of Drug Administration press release.

The vaccine got the World Health Organisation emergency use listing on March 12.

The storage temperature of the vaccine is 2-8°C, said the release.

Covid vaccine Janssen is the sixth emergency use authorised of its kind authorised by the DGDA, the press release said.

The five other emergency authorised Covid vaccines are COVISHIELD by Serum Institute of India, Suptnik V by the Generium Joint Stock Company in Russia, COMIRNATY by Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium NV and CoronaVac by Sinovac Life Sciences Co Ltd in China, said the release.


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