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1st Country To Approve Omicron Vaccine : UK

1st Country To Approve Omicron Vaccine : UK

The United Kingdom has authorized the first ever covid-19 vaccine for Omicron variant. It is the first country to do so. Authorization of vaccine will now pave ways for autumn booster campaign using two-strain shot of Moderna.

  • Conditional authorisation for the vaccine was granted by “Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority”.
  • It was also the first authority worldwide, to approve the original Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Authorized vaccine caters to original as well as Omicron BA.1 strain of the coronavirus.
  • It has been authorised for use among people aged above 18.
  • Now UK will focus on its booster programme for people aged over 50 and who are highly vulnerable to developing Covid.

Omicron Variant: Omicron B.1.1.529 is a variant of SARS-CoV-2.

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