American pharmaceutical and consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson has applied for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Monday.
FDA chief Eric Domingo confirmed the application of the vaccine to multiple media outfits on Monday.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been found to be 85 percent effective in protecting an individual from contracting severe Covid-19.
Citing a report from vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr., Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the country was expecting 5 million doses to arrive in the country by July 2021.
The FDA has so far approved the emergency use of the vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sinovac and Russia’s Sputnik V.
The Philippines has tallied 803,398 Covid-19 cases as of April 5. John Ezekiel J. Hirro