United Kingdom secures another 2 million doses of Moderna vaccine against COVID-19


It can be stored, transported and handled at normal refrigerated conditions of between two and eight degrees Celsius (36-46 Fahrenheit) for at least six months. Pfizer has designed suitcase-size boxes, packed with dry ice, so that the vaccine can be shipped faster, it added.

Mr Donnelly also confirmed that the State had indemnified drug companies against any liabilities arising from complications with the vaccine.

The government has obtained an additional 2 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which trials show 95% effectiveness. Pfizer has been laying the groundwork to move quickly if it gets approval from the Food and Drug Administration and other regulators world-wide.

An emergency authorization would allow limited groups of Americans, which would most likely include health care workers and nursing home residents, to get the vaccines before the F.D.A. completes the typical monthslong approval process.

AstraZeneca-COVID-19 Oxford's vaccine candidate is being performed by SII in India in clinical trials.

Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccine candidates also began large human trials on the same day, July 27.

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Total number of Motner vaccine doses per order From US pharmaceutical companies Now seven million - enough for 3.5 million people in the UK.

The EU has negotiated a deal with Pfizer for 300 million doses of its vaccine and will distribute it among its member states based on their population.

US President Donald Trump earlier announced that the delivery of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer in partnership with BioNTech will kick off next week. The Guardian newspaper reported that hospitals have been told they could receive the first doses of the Pfizer shot the week of December 7, if it receives approval.

Vaccines could be made available to Irish residents early in the New Year, the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said on Sunday.

No. 10 Downing Street's "Union Unit", which fights Scottish independence and other campaigns to divide the United Kingdom, is said to have asked the government's vaccine task force to insist that manufacturers of the vaccine label the doses with the United Kingdom flag. "The reputation of the company for over 40 years saving millions of people in the Philippines is very outstanding", Galvez said, citing that the company is also backed by reputable institutions, such as Oxford University.

In light of the dosing error in its Covid-19 vaccine trial studies, AstraZeneca has done well-as per multiple news reports-to announce that it will run new global trials with the lower-dose regimen of the vaccine developed with Oxford University.