Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is approved for use in EU

Ireland is to get 880,000 doses of the jab, the second to get the green light after the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine

6th January, 2021
Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is approved for use in EU
The Moderna vaccine is given as two injections into the arm, 28 days apart. Picture: Getty

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for use in EU member states.

Following decision, the European Commission is expected to confirm market authorisation for the vaccine later this week, making it the second Covid-19 vaccine available in the European Union, following the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. Once the European Commission approves the vaccine, the first doses can be expected to arrive to member states within the next few weeks.

Ireland has...

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