Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine authorised for use in Israel

Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine authorised for use in Israel
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  • calendar-gray 05 January 2021

US pharmaceutical company Moderna said its vaccine against COVID-19 had been approved for use in Israel, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced that Israel's Ministry of Health (MOH) has given authorisation to import the COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna in Israel", the company said in a statement.

"Today's authorisation is a landmark moment in our company’s history and in the global fight against COVID-19. This is the third regulatory authorization for the COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna, and its first outside of North America", Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said.

Bancel thanked Israel's Ministry of Health for its efforts.

"We hope to continue to see authorizations in additional markets in the coming days, weeks and months", he said.

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