MHRA says third jab of Pfizer or AstraZeneca would be safe as JCVI meets to decide on booster programme
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The UK’s medicines regulator has granted emergency approval for the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to be used as third, booster shots to tackle potentially waning immunity, adding pressure on the government’s vaccination watchdog to approve a new jab programme.
In a statement, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the vaccines had been approved for use as boosters on an emergency basis from Thursday.