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EU agency green-lights Moderna Covid-19 vaccine as pressure mounts


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DPA, 06TH JANUARY, 2021-The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the conditional market authorization of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by US firm Moderna, as frustration grows over the pace of vaccination campaigns in EU countries.

Once officially approved by the European Commission, considered a formality, the shot is to be the second vaccine for the respiratory disease in the European Union’s arsenal, along with Pfizer-BioNTech’s drug.

“Good news for our efforts to bring more #COVID19 vaccines to Europeans,” EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted. “Now we are working at full speed to approve it and make it available in the EU,” she added. The EU’s executive branch has ordered 160 million doses on behalf of the bloc’s 27 member states.
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