France approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine on Friday, a spokesperson for the French National Authority for Health confirmed to CNN.
The move comes just a day after the vaccine developed by US pharmaceutical company Janssen received conditional marketing authorization from the European Medicines Agency.
It is the fourth coronavirus vaccine to get approval from the French health authority, following Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca.
France, along with other nations in the European Union, has faced criticism for the slow rollout of its vaccine campaign.
As of Thursday, more than 4 million people in France had received at least a first injection, while more than 2 million have gotten a second injection.