January 08, 21 - 11:29 am - LABS

UK approves use of Moderna vaccine against COVID-19

On Friday, the UK government said that the country’s regulatory authorities approved the vaccine against COVID-19 developed by the American pharmaceutical company Moderna.

The British government also said it had struck a deal to buy 17 million doses of the vaccine, which are due to be shipped to the country in spring (March), as soon as Moderna expands its production capacity.

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The UK has already approved the emergency use of vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNtech and AstraZeneca. Both are already being applied to the country’s population.

In Latin America, Brazil‘s government is interested in acquiring Moderna’s vaccine doses, and Mexico’s federal administration said it has already signed an agreement to import doses from the vaccine.