Bahrain authorizes J&J single-dose jab as country’s 5th vaccine

Bahrain authorizes J&J single-dose jab as country's 5th vaccine,

Bahrain authorizes J&J single-dose jab as country’s 5th vaccine

Bahrain has authorised the emergency use of Johnson and Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine.

Janssen Covid-19 vaccine is the fifth vaccine authorized in Bahrain to be administered for emergency use. It will be offered to people most at risk to develop severe symptoms of Covid-19 if infected, such as the elderly, those with chronic diseases and other groups identified by health authorities.

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Dr Mariam Adhbi Al Jalahma, chief executive of the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA), said an in-depth study has been conducted on all documents provided by the producing company on the clinical trials of the vaccine.

The vaccine is given in one shot and provides a great protection against serious infection with COVID-19, the ministry said in a statement.

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