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European Union could approve Moderna & Pfizer vaccine by next month

The European Union could approve two Covid-19 vaccines being tested by Pfizer-BioNTech and by Moderna before the end of next month, EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said.

Von der Leyen announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) could give “conditional marketing authorisation” as early as the second half of December if development continues without any problems.

Working together, US giant Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech have developed a vaccine which the companies say has had successful clinical trials and have sent data to the EMA.

US biotech company Moderna has also said its experimental vaccine is 95% effective.


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