Netherlands to resume use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine, says health minister

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

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands will resume the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, Dutch health minister Hugo de Jonge said on Tuesday.

“The Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be used as planned and we’ll start using it tomorrow”, De Jonge said at a news conference, a few hours after Europe’s drug regulator said it backed the overall benefits of the vaccine against any risks.

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