Britain’s medical regulator on Friday permitted Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to be used, the well being ministry mentioned, including that it had agreed to buy a further 10 million doses of the shot because it eyed a spring rollout of the shot.
Three COVID-19 vaccines have now been permitted to be used in Britain, with Pfizer/BioNTech’s shot and one developed by Oxford College and AstraZeneca already being rolled out.
Britain now has 17 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine on order, and provides will start to be delivered to the UK from spring as soon as Moderna expands its manufacturing functionality.
“We now have already vaccinated practically 1.5 million individuals throughout the UK and Moderna’s vaccine will enable us to speed up our vaccination programme even additional as soon as doses grow to be out there from the spring,” well being minister Matt Hancock mentioned.
Moderna’s vaccine was 94% efficient in stopping illness in late stage medical trials, and it has already been permitted to be used in the US, Canada and the European Union.
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