Canada to allow import of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses made at Emergent facility
Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday Health Canada gave full approval to its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 18 years and older, making it the first full approval for the vaccine globally.
The vaccine was previously authorized under an interim order.
The nation, which is reporting 2,563 infections on average each day and has administered at least 60,101,058 doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far, gave full approval to Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc's coronavirus vaccines in September.
Health Canada authorized the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 and a booster dose for people aged 18 years and older this month.
J&J's coronavirus vaccine has been authorized for emergency use in many countries, including the United States.
(Reporting by Dania Nadeem in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)