COVID-19: J&J applies for approval to conduct clinical trials on adolescents in India for single-dose vaccine

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New Delhi, India Published: Aug 20, 2021, 03:33 PM(IST)

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Earlier in August, Johnson & Johnson was given emergency use approval in India for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine

US pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has moved an application before the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) in India, seeking permission to conduct clinical trials of its single-dose Janssen vaccine against COVID-19 on adolescents (children of age group 12-17 years).

Earlier in August, Johnson & Johnson was given emergency use approval in India for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

A statement by Johnson & Johnson read, "On August 17, 2021, we submitted an application to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) to conduct a study of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in India in adolescents aged 12 - 17 years."

"To ultimately achieve herd immunity, it is imperative that COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials continue to move forward in this population, and we remain deeply committed to the critical work needed to make our COVID-19 vaccine equitably accessible for all age groups," the company`s spokesperson said.

The five vaccines which were granted emergency use authorisation in India are Serum Institute`s Covishield, Bharat Biotech`s Covaxin, Russia`s Sputnik V m, Moderna and Now Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

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