Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Gets Regulatory Approval By UK

London: The UK’s regulatory authority has approved a third COVID-19 vaccine for use in the country, made by the company Moderna.

The vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech as well as the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine have already received approval in the country and rollout has begun as well.

The development comes amid a third lockdown in the country after an increased number of cases and the new mutant strain which has created havoc.

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the approval of the Moderna vaccine “is further great news and another weapon in our arsenal to tame this awful disease.”

The approval by the UK to Moderna comes days after the European Union’s drug regulator, European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Wednesday approved the shot, making it the second vaccine candidate to be given emergency approval in the 27 nations of the EU.

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