Singapore Grants Interim Approval for Moderna’s Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccine

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore on Wednesday granted interim authorisation for a bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine made by Moderna, the government said in a statement.

The vaccine has been authorised for use as a booster shot in individuals aged 18 years and above who have received the primary series of COVID-19 vaccinations, the city-state’s Health Sciences Authority said.

Moderna’s bivalent vaccine contains mRNA designed to target two different coronavirus variants – the original variant from 2020 and the Omicron variant that was circulating widely last winter.

(Reporting by Chen Lin in Singapore; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor)

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