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The United Kingdom (UK) healthcare regulators have approved the Oxford/AstraZenecca Coronavirus vaccine for emergency use.
It is truly fantastic news – and a triumph for British science – that the @UniofOxford /@AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) December 30, 2020
We will now move to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible. pic.twitter.com/cR4pRdZJlT
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson.
The UK government has accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for use, a statement said on Wednesday, 30th December, 2020.
The government said, “This follows rigorous clinical trials and a thorough analysis of the data by experts at the (MHRA), which has concluded that the vaccine has met its strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness.”
The government has already preordered a 100 million dozens that paves a way for a huge expansion of the government inoculation program.
The Oxford/AstraZenecca vaccine is the cheapest to buy of those approved so far, and easier to distribute .