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Bangladesh gives emergency approval to Johnson & Johnson vaccine

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:01 PM, 15 June 2021   Updated: 09:31 PM, 15 June 2021

Bangladesh gives emergency approval to Johnson & Johnson vaccine  Bangladesh`s drug regulator said on Tuesday it had approved the emergency use of a vaccine developed by US multinational company Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

Bangladesh gives emergency approval to Johnson & Johnson vaccine Bangladesh`s drug regulator said on Tuesday it had approved the emergency use of a vaccine developed by US multinational company Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

Bangladesh's drug regulator said on Tuesday it had approved the emergency use of a vaccine developed by US multinational company Johnson & Johnson (J&J). 

It is said in a press release signed by Major General Mahbubur Rahman, Director General of the Department of Drug Administration today.

The Line Director (MNC&H) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) applied for approval as the local distributor of the vaccine, according to the press release issued by the DGDA.

The EUA was issued as per the recommendation of the committee for the evaluation of drug, investigational drug, vaccine, and medical device in case of public health emergency said a press release signed by Maj Gen Md Mahbubur Rahman, director general of DGDA.

Earlier, the DGDA approved five double-dose Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use in Bangladesh.

The other approved vaccines are Covishield produced by Serum Institute of India, Sputnik V produced by Generium Joint Stock Company of Russia, Sinopharm produced by Beijing Institute of Biological Products Co. Ltd of China, Pfizer vaccine manufactured by Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium NV, and Coronavac produced by Sinovac Life Sciences Ltd of China.

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