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Philippines gives green light to trials of Janssen's COVID-19 vaccine

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has approved a clinical trial for the COVID-19 vaccine of Johnson & Johnson’s unit Janssen, the head of its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Tuesday.

The trials could begin in the next few weeks, FDA head Rolando Enrique Domingo told a media briefing.

The FDA is still evaluating the late-stage trial applications of Sinovac and Clover, Domingo said.

Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Martin Petty

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