Europe's drug regulator has recommended that the one-dose coronavirus vaccine created by Johnson & Johnson be approved for use in the EU, potentially adding another weapon in the armory being used to fight Covid-19.

The vaccine will now be sent to the EU Commission for approval later on Thursday.

The vaccine has the added benefit of only requiring a single dose and can be stored in most standard refrigerators at temperatures of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius (or roughly 36 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit), making it easier and cheaper to transport and store.

Once supplies start to be delivered, the shot could greatly bolster Europe's struggling immunization program and is the fourth to be approved by the EMA. Two-dose vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford have also been approved.

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