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UK first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna nod

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By Natalie Grover LONDON (Reuters) -Britain, the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine in late 2020, has now also given the first green light to a variant-adapted shot that targets both the original and Omicron version of the virus. The UK medicines regulator (MHRA) gave the so-called bivalent vaccine made by U.S. drug company Moderna conditional approval as a booster for adults on Monday. Later on Monday, the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) backed the use of the variant-adapted shot in the country’s booster campaign starting September. The MHRA’s Moderna d…

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