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COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (formerly AZD 1222) recommended for use in the EU.- AstraZeneca

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Published:30th Jan 2021
AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been recommended for conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) in the European Union (EU) for active immunisation to prevent COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2, in individuals 18 years of age and older. Following review of the application, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency based its positive opinion on data from a rolling review of trial data from the primary analysis of the Phase III programme led by the University of Oxford. Additional safety and efficacy data for the vaccine will continue to accumulate from ongoing clinical trials and is expected to be published in the coming weeks. The CHMP recommends two doses of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, formerly AZD 1222, to be administered at a four- to 12-week interval in people aged 18 years and older. This dosing regimen was shown in clinical trials to be safe and effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19, with no severe cases and no hospitalisations more than 14 days after the second dose. AstraZeneca anticipates the EU will shortly approve a CMA for active immunisation to begin across member states.
Condition: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Infection
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