India to make J&J vaccine as part of Quad plan

The United States, India, Japan and Australia have launched a joint drive to ramp up the Covid-19 vaccine supply in Asia in the first-ever summit of the four democracies on Friday.

US President Joe Biden was set Friday to speak virtually for around 90 minutes with the three nations’ prime ministers.

Ahead of the talks, US officials said the so-called “Quad” nations have agreed to work together to produce up to one billion vaccine doses by 2022 as the world seeks to turn the page on the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The plan would see pharmaceutical hub India manufacturing the single-dose vaccine from US-based Johnson & Johnson backed by financial support from Japan, with Australia taking charge of shipments.


Khaleej Times

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