South Korea launches review of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean has begun a review of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine after the U.S. pharmaceutical firm submitted an application for approval, the government said on Saturday.

The food and drug safety ministry said it would study the one-shot vaccine with private advisory panels before it authorises the vaccine.

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