Wales begins distribution of Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

Wales begins distribution of Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

The Welsh Government has announced that the Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine has arrived for distribution in Wales. The American vaccine was approved by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in January 2021 and the first doses of it within the UK are to be administered today (7 April 2021) in Carmarthen. As with the Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines that are already in circulation, the Moderna vaccine consists of two separate doses with an interval between them.

Commenting on the introduction of the Moderna vaccine in Wales, Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, said: ‘This is another key milestone in our fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. A third vaccine for use in Wales significantly adds to our defences in the face of coronavirus and will help to protect our most vulnerable.’

Gething added: ‘Once you have been vaccinated, you should continue to follow guidance, staying two metres apart, washing your hands and wearing a face covering to protect those around you.’

Source: Third COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Wales

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