Oxford-AstraZeneca has submitted for approval to use the Covid-19 vaccine in the UK. They have submitted to the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
UK Health Minister Matt Hancock made the announcement on Wednesday. This is stated in the report of the news agency AFP.
At a news conference, Matt Hancock said he was pleased to announce that they had submitted complete information to the MHRA for approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the UK.
A few days ago, The Daily Telegraph quoted senior UK government officials as saying that the MHRA could approve the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on December 28 or 29.
UK health officials say the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine if approved, could act as a “game-changer”. Because, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be much easier to store, transport, and deliver than Pfizer-BioNTech.
The Covid-19 vaccine invented by Oxford University is being produced by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.