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Morocco authorizes Sputnik V and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

In Morocco, the national technical and scientific advisory committee on vaccination gave the green light to the American and Russian vaccines Johnson & Johnson and Sputnik V. Their use will however be temporary.

“The committee considered that these two vaccines are effective, safe and can be stored at temperatures varying between 2 and 8°C”, explains Moulay Said Afif, president of the Moroccan Society of Medical Sciences (SMSM), also a member of national technical and scientific advisory committee.

Approved in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 86% effective against severe forms of the virus overall and 66% against symptomatic forms. As for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V already approved in Russia, Belarus, the United Arab Emirates, India and Venezuela, it is 91.6% effective against symptomatic forms of the disease, reports The Lancet.

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