J&J COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective - German health official


BERLIN, April 23 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson's JNJ.N COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and its side effects are very rare, the head of Germany's vaccine regulator said on Friday.

Klaus Cichutek, the head of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, said Germany's vaccination expert panel, known as STIKO, had not put any restrictions on the use of the J&J vaccine.

(Reporting by Caroline Copley and Riham Alkousaa, editing by Kirsti Knolle)


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