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PremierLeague-News.Com - The Moderna coronavirus vaccine is the third jab to be rolled out in the UK.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! "The Moderna coronavirus vaccine is the third jab to be rolled out in the UK. It will be administered to people in Wales from Wednesday.It follows the rollout of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, which began in December and January respectively.Here’s what we know about the Moderna vaccine. The phase three results suggested vaccine efficacy against the disease was 94.1%, and vaccine efficacy against severe Covid-19 was 100%.More than 30,000 people in the US took part in the trial, from a wide range of age groups and ethnic backgrounds.Two doses were given 28 days apart so researchers could evaluate safety and any reaction to the vaccine.The analysis was based on 196 cases, of which 185 cases of Covid-19 were observed in the placebo group versus 11 cases observed in the active vaccine group.Moderna also released data relating to severe cases.All 30 severe cases occurred in the placebo group and none in the group which had received the vaccine, known as mRNA-1273.The Government has bought 17 million doses – enough to vaccinate about 8.5 million people.The Moderna jab is a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine.Conventional vaccines are produced using weakened forms of the virus, but mRNAs use only the virus’s genetic code.
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.These antigens are recognised by the immune system and prepare it to fight coronavirus.No actual virus is needed to create an mRNA vaccine.This means the rate at which the vaccine can be produced is accelerated. Moderna said the vaccine was generally well tolerated, with no serious safety concerns identified.Severe events after the first dose included injection-site pain, and after the second dose included fatigue, myalgia (muscle pain), arthralgia (joint pain), headache, other pain and redness at the injection site.But these were generally shortlived.In late January, the company behind the vaccine said it was effective against both the strain first detected in south east England and the mutation which first emerged in South Africa.Moderna said laboratory tests found no significant impact on antibodies against the UK variant relative to prior variants.While there was a six-fold reduction in neutralising antibodies produced against the South African variant, the levels remained above those that are expected to be protective, Moderna said.People in Wales will get first doses of the vaccine from Wednesday, at the West Wales General Hospital in Carmarthen.The rollout will begin in England “as soon as possible this month”, a Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said.Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the first batch of Moderna vaccines had arrived in the country on Monday and will be delivered over the coming months.It has not been confirmed when the rollout of Moderna will begin in Northern Ireland."
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