Business Day reported on February 11, that government expects to receive 80 000 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) coronavirus vaccine next week to launch its immunisation drive. As J&J’s shot has not yet been approved by regulators, it will be provided to healthcare workers as part of a study conducted by the Medical Research Council and the National Health Department  The government has secured 9-m doses of J&J’s vaccine and is in talks for 20-m more, but has not yet signed final agreements.

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