Philippines greenlights trials of Janssen's Covid vaccine

Philippines greenlights trials of Janssen's Covid vaccine

FILE PHOTO: A health worker sorts blood samples for Covid-19 vaccination study at the Center for Pediatrics Infectology Studies (CEIP) where the pharmaceutical company Janssen, of Johnson & Johnson, is developing the phase 3 study of the vaccine in Cali, Colombia on Nov 26, 2020. (AFP)
FILE PHOTO: A health worker sorts blood samples for Covid-19 vaccination study at the Center for Pediatrics Infectology Studies (CEIP) where the pharmaceutical company Janssen, of Johnson & Johnson, is developing the phase 3 study of the vaccine in Cali, Colombia on Nov 26, 2020. (AFP)

MANILA: The Philippines has approved a clinical trial for the Covid-19 vaccine of Johnson & Johnson's unit Janssen, the head of its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Tuesday.

The trials could begin in the next few weeks, FDA head Rolando Enrique Domingo told a media briefing.

The FDA is still evaluating the late-stage trial applications of Sinovac and Clover, Domingo said. 


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