Medsafe approves Janssen Covid-19 Vaccine in New Zealand

Medsafe approves Janssen Covid-19 Vaccine in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s medicines regulator, Medsafe, approved the Janssen Covid-19 Vaccine on Wednesday.

The Vaccine was given provisional approval by the regulator, which is developed by Janssen — the pharmaceutical unit of Johnson & Johnson.

It will be for use in individuals from 18 years of age and older.

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Once provisional approval is given, advice from Ministry of Health officials will then be sent to the Government, who will make decisions around its use.

The Vaccine is safe and effective and will be used as a plan B in certain circumstances if, by chance, Pfizer/BioNTech runs out of stock or has a production issue.

Approval went to Medsafe in April, but additional data was sought as a precaution.

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