USA: Food and Drug Administration formally approves single-shot COVID-19 vaccine
- The US Food and Drug Administration has formally approved the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.
- This is the 3rd vaccine to be authorised in the country.
- The vaccine is set to be a cost-effective alternative to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and can be stored in a refrigerator instead of a freezer.
- President Joe Biden hailed it as an encouraging development for Americans but warned that the fight is far from over.