Britain approves J&J COVID-19 vaccine for use

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    Published: 2021-05-28 17:59:24 BdST

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain Dec 4, 2019. REUTERS

Britain's medicine regulator has approved Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine for use, the health ministry said in a statement on Friday, making it the fourth COVID-19 shot available for use in the country.

The health ministry said that the government had decided to order 20 million doses of the single-shot vaccine, also known as Janssen, amending an original order for 30 million doses.