Mon. Apr 12th, 2021
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The British government on Friday approved the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine created by Moderna for use there, making it the third approved in the country.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency gave the thumbs up for approval after receiving advice from the country’s Independent Commission on Human Medicines.

Last month, British health officials approved a vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech for use to protect the public against the coronavirus. On Monday, health professionals started using another vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.Munir Pirmohamed, chair of the Expert Working Group of the Independent Commission on Human Medicines said, “As with all the Covid-19 vaccine data we have seen to date, we have ensured a robust and thorough safety assessment has been carried out with the independent experts that sit on this group.” SOVEREIGNPH

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