EU health authority approves Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Following the recommendation by the European Medicines Agency, the shot now must be formally authorized by the European Commission
19:38, 6 January 2021


The European Union’s medicines agency gave the green light to Moderna Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine. This was reported by the press service of the European Commission on Twitter page.

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"The European Medicines Agency has given a positive assessment of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine is both safe and effective. Next step: we will grant a marketing authorization in the EU," the message reads.

The agency committee reviewed the data on the quality, safety and efficacy of this drug and recommended the European Commission to issue an approval for its use. It is noted that Moderna Inc.’s vaccine is recommended for people over 18 years old.

The current number of countries where the vaccination campaign started already exceeds 30. People from high-risk groups are getting inoculated.

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