UK is first to approve Covid vaccine targeting two variants - News Summed Up

UK is first to approve Covid vaccine targeting two variants


The new vaccine is expected to be incorporated into the booster programme, due to start next monthBritain has become the first country to approve an updated coronavirus jab that directly targets the Omicron strain of the virus. The vaccine, made by Moderna, is likely to form part of the autumn booster programme delivered by the NHS, which is due to include all over-50s as well as those in high-risk groups. SponsoredThe jab is a “bivalent” vaccine, targeting two different variants — the original virus that emerged in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 as well as Omicron. All the vaccines in use against Covid-19 are based on the original variant. How Covid left me permanently disabledThe Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the bivalent vaccine could be used for adult doses since it had met standards of quality, safety and effectiveness.


Source: The Times August 16, 2022 00:32 UTC



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