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EU okays increase in mRNA COVID-19 vaccines manufacturing capacity

EU okays increase in mRNA COVID-19 vaccines manufacturing capacity

FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled "COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine" and syringes are seen in front of a displayed EU flag in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Europe's medicines regulator said on Tuesday (Aug 24) it had approved additional manufacturing sites to increase production capacity of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna for the region.

The recommendations do not require a decision by the European Commission and the sites can become operational immediately, the European Medicines Agency said.

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Source: Reuters

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