British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock (Photo Credits: Matt Hancock/Twitter)
British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock (Photo Credits: Matt Hancock/Twitter)

AstraZeneca submitted data for MHRA approval, says UK Health Minister

ANI | Updated: Dec 24, 2020 01:55 IST


London [UK], December 24 (ANI): The United Kingdom's (UK) health secretary, Matt Hancock, on Wednesday said that AstraZeneca had submitted a full data package about its Covid-19 vaccine to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for approval.
"I'm delighted that the University of Oxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine, developed in the UK, has submitted its full data package to the MHRA for approval. This is the next step towards a decision on the deployment of the coronavirus vaccine," Matt Hancock, UK Health Minister wrote in a tweet.

"Amid all of this difficulty, the great hope for 2021 is of course on the vaccine," he said.
He further stated, "This is the next step towards a decision on the deployment of the vaccine, which is already being manufactured including here in the UK."
We are of course continuing to deploy the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which is being delivered now from over 500 sites all across the UK, and we're adding more all of the time and accelerating the roll-out," Hancock added. (ANI)

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