PARIS - French healthcare company Sanofi will provide COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing support to U.S. peer Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi said on Monday.

Once authorized, Sanofi will provide Johnson & Johnson access to the established infrastructure and expertise of its vaccine manufacturing plant in Marcy l'Etoile, France, to formulate and fill vials of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine candidate in 2021 at a rate of approximately 12 million doses per month.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; editing by Jason Neely) ((; +33 1 49 49 53 84;))