Coronavirus Notebook: UK Approves Novavax Vaccine, EMA Updates On Progress With Other Candidates
With the approval of Nuvaxovid, the UK and the EU now each have five COVID-19 vaccines at their disposal. Meanwhile, the European Medicines Agency has given an estimated timeline for the approval of candidate vaccines from Valneva and Sanofi Pasteur, and is looking at which therapeutics could be effective against the Omicron variant. Russia says its Sputnik V vaccine has now been granted full regulatory approval there.
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