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Australia won’t buy Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose Covid vaccine due to AstraZeneca similarities

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Australia will not purchase Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, citing concerns that it is of the same type as the AstraZeneca vaccine which is no longer recommended for people under 50.

The decision further narrows the scope of possible vaccine candidates to be rolled out in Australia, where the government has purchased an additional 20m doses of Pfizer in a bid to ramp up a sluggish start to a program currently reliant on just two vaccines.

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