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UK regulator approves Moderna Covid vaccine for older children

MHRA authorises use of vaccine on those aged 12 to 17, saying it is safe and effective for them

Britain’s health regulator has approved the Moderna Covid vaccine for children aged 12 to 17, weeks after the Pfizer jab was given the green light for the same group.

The announcement by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) comes after it was announced that 16- and 17-year-olds in England were to be offered a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by Monday 23 August, ahead of school reopenings.

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