Vietnam approves Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Health of Vietnam on July 15 issued a decision conditionally approving the COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen produced by Johnson & Johnson for emergency use. Janssen is the sixth vaccine endorsed in Vietnam so far, after Astra Zeneca, Sputnik V, Pfizer, Vero Cell and Moderna.

The ministry asked the Drug Administration of Vietnam to license the import of the vaccine and abide by regulations on the management of import and the quality of imported vaccines.

The ministry said the approval was based on documents regarding the safety, quality and efficacy of the vaccine as provided by Johnson & Johnson Vietnam by July 3, as well as the firm’s commitment regarding the accuracy of the documents.

The two sides will also coordinate in risk management for the vaccine during its circulation in Vietnam.

The use of COVID-19 vaccine Janssen will be conducted under the guidance of the ministry./.