Single $hot Corona Vaccines Approved In US
US regulators have officially approved the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, the third jab to be authorized in the country.
The vaccine is set to be a cost-effective alternative to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and can be stored in a refrigerator instead of a freezer.
Trials indicate it prevents serious illnesses but was 66% effective overall when moderate cases were included.
The vaccine is made by the Belgian firm Janssen.
The Belgian company has agreed to provide the US with 100 million doses by the end of June. The first batch of doses could be available to the US public as early as the next week.
The UK, EU and Canada have also ordered doses, and 500 million doses have also been ordered through the Covax scheme to be supplied to poorer nations.