By Sabrina Siddiqui and Tarini Parti 

President Biden will announce Tuesday that Merck & Co. will help produce Johnson & Johnson's single-shot Covid-19 vaccine, according to administration officials.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was recently authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. The assistance from Merck, usually a competitor to Johnson & Johnson, will help speed up production of vaccines.

Write to Sabrina Siddiqui at Sabrina.Siddiqui@wsj.com and Tarini Parti at Tarini.Parti@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

March 02, 2021 09:06 ET (14:06 GMT)

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