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Moderna vaccine could get UK approval in two weeks

Experts say Moderna vaccine could receive UK approval within two weeks after a final analysis proved its efficacy.

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Moderna vaccine would be approved within two weeks, experts say. After a final analysis, Moderna coronavirus vaccine proved to be nearly 95% effective and with no safety concerns.

Moderna vaccine to be approved soon in UK

Moderna is submitting its data to regulators in the UK and Europe in order to get an emergency licence. Experts say it could get approval in the UK by mid-December. The biotech company is waiting for its application for US emergency authorisation to be considered by regulators on December 17. The UK government is waiting for seven million doses of the covid vaccine which would be enough for 3,5million people.

Efficacy

The biotech company confirmed Moderna’s efficacy was consistent across age, race, ethnicity and gender and had 100% success in preventing severe cases of coronavirus. Demographics also showed Moderna has efficacy in people aged 65 and over. Tal Kaks, Chief Medical Officer of Moderna said: “We believe that we have a vaccine that is very highly efficacious… We now have the data to prove it. We expect to be playing a major part in turning around this pandemic.”

Michael Gove, Cabinet Office Minister confirmed for the moment there are no plans of introducing a ‘vaccine passport’ to access venues in the UK after the vaccine is introduced. He said: “that’s not being planned. I certainly am not planning to introduce any vaccine passports and I don’t know anyone else in Government…I think the most important thing to do is make sure that we vaccinate as many people as possible.”

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