French drug regulator gives green light to Covid-19 vaccine

French drug regulator gives green light to Covid-19 vaccine
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  • calendar-gray 24 December 2020

France's medical regulator said on Thursday it has approved the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for a nationwide roll-out, after the European Medicines Agency gave its go-ahead on Monday, APA reports citing France24.

"The vaccine can be used for people aged 16 and over, including elderly", said the Haute Autorité de la Santé (HAS).

A vaccination campaign is to start on Sunday, with health workers and older people among the first to get Covid-19 shots, the government has said.

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