Saudi Arabia approves Moderna vaccine for emergency use

Saudi Arabia approves Moderna vaccine for emergency use

Saudi Arabia has approved the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, making it the fourth jab to be administered in the Kingdom along with Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

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SFDA said that health authorities will begin import procedures in accordance with the relevant standards and requirements, and that the authority will analyze samples from each incoming shipment of the vaccine before using it to ensure its quality.

The decision to approve registration and use of Moderna’s vaccine was made based on the data provided by the company, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. 

The SFDA held several meetings to study the submitted data with local and international experts and specialists. A meeting with Moderna and its representative was also held to answer inquiries made by the authority.