As an American Pharma Comnglomerate, Johnson & Johnson have a history over 134 years. Now, they have been seeking approval from Central Directorate Drug Standard Control Organization in India for an emergency use of their single dose COVID vaccine within the country. Previously, the company has requested permission for a trial. However, provision of trial does not exist in India anymore prior to emergency use of coronavirus vaccine. Therefore, Johnson & Johnson have requested for an emergency use.
In case vaccine from J&J manages to get an approval for an emergency use within India, then it is going to be the second vaccine to achieve such a feat. Previously, Moderna has been given approval by the Indian Government.
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of J&J has developed the coronavirus vaccine. Reports have suggested that through one dose of vaccine, you can achieve 85.4% efficacy as far as severity of disease is concerned. In case of hospitalization, efficacy is around 93.1%.
By USA FDA, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the month of February. Till now, it has been approved by several countries in the world.
In spite of approval to Moderna by the Indian Government, it has not delivered vaccine to India yet. Here an issue of legal indemnity has been noticed for both Pfizer and Moderna. Both the company has been looking for a legal cover from the government. Delivery of Moderna vaccine is stuck due to this indemnity issue. If J&J manages to secure an approval then it is going to be the first foreign vaccine in India. Issues of legal indemnity may not be seen as they have been partnering with a local company called Biological E in India.