EU to receive Omicron jabs 'days after approval'

Wednesday, 31. August 2022 12:39

European Parliament member Peter Liese asserted on Wednesday that the European Union would receive Omicron-targeting COVID-19 vaccines "within days" of regulatory approval.

Liese's statement comes as the European Medicines Agency prepares to announce its decision on authorizing the use of updated vaccines developed by Moderna as well as Pfizer-BioNTech later this week.

The updated jabs, determined to be effective both against the original strain and the Omicron coronavirus variant, are already in use across the United Kingdom, while the companies also filed for approval with the United States Food and Drugs Administration last week.

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