India says J&J interested in making COVID-19 vaccine in country

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/File Photo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson is interested in manufacturing its COVID-19 vaccine in India, a government official told a news conference on Tuesday.

India also currently has no concern over the efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine that is being used in the country’s massive inoculation campaign, Vinod Kumar Paul said.

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