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Moderna starts process to obtain BLA for Covid-19 shot

By Jane Byrne

Moderna has initiated the rolling submission process with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Biologics License Application (BLA) to distribute and market its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in the US for use in individuals aged 18 and older.

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South Africa suspends use of AstraZeneca jab in national rollout

By Jane Byrne

South Africa is halting the use of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in its vaccination campaign following the release of trial data showing the jab offered limited protection against mild to moderate infection caused by the country’s...