A third coronavirus vaccine is being rolled out in the UK, which has bought 17 million doses – enough for 85 million people

The Moderna coronavirus vaccine is the third vaccine to be deployed in the UK, alongside the Pfizer / BioNTech and Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccines

Results from phase three suggest that the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccine was 941% and the efficacy of the vaccine against severe COVID-19 was 100%

More than 30,000 people in the United States participated in the trial, from a wide range of age groups and ethnicities

The government bought 17 million doses – enough to vaccinate around 85 million people because two doses are needed

It was offered for $ 38 (£ 28) a dose last summer – much more than Pfizer, at $ 20 (£ 15)

Conventional vaccines are produced using weakened forms of the virus, but mRNAs only use the genetic code of the virus

An mRNA vaccine is injected into the body, where it enters the cells and tells them to create antigens

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Serious events after the first dose included pain at the injection site, and after the second dose, fatigue, myalgia (muscle pain), arthralgia (pain in a joint), headache, ” other pain and redness at the injection site

Moderna vaccine has been shown to last up to 30 days in home refrigerators, at room temperature for up to 12 hours, and remain stable at -20 ° C (-4 ° F) – the equivalent of most household or medical freezers – up to six months

The company claims that mRNA-1273 can be distributed using widely available vaccine distribution and storage infrastructure – with no dilution required before vaccination

At the end of January, the company behind the vaccine said it was effective both against the strain first detected in the south-east of England and against the mutation that appeared for the first time in south africa

Moderna said lab tests found no significant impact on antibodies to the British variant compared to earlier variants

Although there was a six-fold reduction in neutralizing antibodies produced against the South African variant, the levels remained above those which should be protective, the company said.

Residents of Wales to receive first doses of vaccine at West Wales General Hospital in Carmarthen

Deployment to start in England “as soon as possible this month,” a spokesperson for the Department of Health and Social Affairs said

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the first batch of Moderna vaccines arrived in the country on April 5 and will be delivered over the next few months

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