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    The single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been approved for use in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

    Trials have shown the jab has been shown to be 67% effective overall at preventing moderate to severe Covid-19, and is thought to be 85% effective in preventing severe disease or admission to hospital.

    The jab has been produced by Janssen, the Belgian-based pharmaceutical arm of the US health conglomerate Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

    The government has secured 20 million doses for all of the UK and it is expected to be rolled out towards to end of this year.

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