European regulator approves Moderna vaccine for use

The European Medicines Agency says that it has given the green light for US firm Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, the second to be cleared for use in the EU.

“EMA has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation for Covid-19 Vaccine Moderna to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 in people from 18 years of age,” the Amsterdam-based regulator says in a statement.

The announcement comes days after Israel approved Moderna’s vaccine for use.