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With this approval, Johnson and Johnson has becomes the fifth Covid-19 vaccine to get emergency use approval after Covishield, Covaxin, Sputnik V and Moderna in India.

India has granted emergency use approval to US drug maker Johnson & Johnson’s single dose Covid-19 vaccine, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday.

While tweeting the announcement, the minister said that it will further boost India's collective fight against Covid-19.

With this approval, Johnson and Johnson has becomes the fifth Covid-19 vaccine to get emergency use approval after Covishield, Covaxin, Sputnik V and Moderna in India.

The US FDA authorised Johnson & Johnson's viral vector Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in February this year. However, weeks after its authorisation, the vaccine was linked to a rare but serious blood-clotting disorder.

Last month, Europe's medicines regulator added a rare nerve-degenerating disorder, Guillain-Barré syndrome, as a possible rare side effect from Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine after it reviewed 108 cases reported worldwide.

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