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EU expects 55 million J&J vaccine doses in Q2

European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton stated on Friday that the European Union is expecting to receive 55 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine starting from April.

Breton made his comments during a visit to the Barcelona plant of the pharmaceutical company Reig Jofre, where the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be filled and bottled from mid-June. He also added that "another 120 million cans should follow between July and September."

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is one of four vaccines that have been approved by the European Medicines Agency. It has an efficacy of 72% overall, and is 86% efficient in preventing severe cases. However, unlike other vaccines, it only needs one dose to achieve immunity.

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