Moderna Vaccine Approved for medical use in the UK but will be available from Spring
Author: Joel Griffiths | Friday 8th January 2021
The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use by the medicines regulator.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has accepted the recommendation of the Commission on Human Medicines and authorised the Moderna vaccine.
This follows months of clinical trials involving tens of thousands of people and an extensive analysis of the vaccine’s safety, quality and effectiveness.
The vaccine is 94% effective when it comes to preventing the disease, including when admitted to the elderly.
The Government has agreed to purchase an additional 17 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, however as agreed on pre order, supplies will begin to be delivered to the UK from spring once Moderna expands its production capability.
The vaccine will be made available free of charge.
“This is fantastic news and another weapon in our arsenal to tame this awful disease," Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said, in response to the announcement.
Let's hope this can speed up the proccess in getting somewhat back to normality this summer.