AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID vaccine approved for use in UK

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Published on December 30, 2020 by

A coronavirus vaccine developed by drug firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University has been approved for use in Britain, the government announced on Wednesday, paving the way for a mass roll-out.
A government spokesman said it has accepted a recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) “to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for use”, making Britain the first nation to approve the jab.

Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands joins us live from Royal London Hospital Whitechapel for the latest updates.

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