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Janssen vaccine could be recognised at border

CoMin propose widening vaccination exemptions

The Isle of Man could soon recognise a fourth Covid vaccine at the border.

Currently, under the 2+2 exemption, only those who've received two doses of AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna can enter the Island without isolating or testing.

Proposals from the Council of Ministers would expand this list to include the single dose Janssen jab.

Made by US pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson it's been widely distributed in Ireland.

It would also include any vaccine recognised by the UK’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) or any other competent body.

People taking part in a qualifying clinical trial for a vaccine would also be recognised for the purposes of vaccination status.

Tynwald is set to review the proposals this week.

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