UAE approves Moderna vaccine for emergency use

The federation of seven emirates, UAE, reported the spread of the Beta, Delta and the Aloha variants in the country of over 9.2 million people.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention had announced the approval of the emergency registration of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.

This decision was made after the completion of the clinical trials and a strict assessment was conducted to approve the local emergency use of the vaccine along with the approval of the US FDA.

The Assistant Undersecretary of the Health Regulatory Sector, Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, said that the decision had been taken after the confirmation that the Moderna vaccine fulfilled the country’s procedures and regulations and also follows the global standards for the safety of the vaccine and its use.

He also said that it enabled the local health authorities to import the vaccines after fulfilling shipping-related safety and efficacy standards.

The Health Ministry said that Moderna was the fifth vaccine to receive approval by the Gulf Arab State.

Al Amiri mentioned that a review of studies on vaccine safety had been made based on the FDA’s approval which showed the vaccine was safe and effective in the clinical trials and triggered an immune response while producing COVID-19 antibodies.

The federation of seven emirates, UAE, reported the spread of the Beta, Delta and the Aloha variants in the country of over 9.2 million people.

The health ministry of UAE, in a tweet on Saturday, said that 73.8 percent of the UAE’s population was vaccinated with at least one dose while 63.7 percent were fully vaccinated.

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