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UK regulator says data from Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccine rollout confirms safety

· 02/05/2021 06:00
UK regulator says data from Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccine rollout confirms safety

- Britain's medicine regulator on Friday said that data from the first weeks of the rollout of Pfizer PFE.N and AstraZeneca AZN.L COVID-19 vaccines confirmed their good safety profiles, saying both shots met strict regulatory standards.

"The data we have collected provides further reassurance that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and continue to meet the rigorous regulatory standards required for all vaccines," June Raine, Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), said in a statement.

"We remain confident that the benefits of these vaccines outweigh any risks."


(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Michael Holden)

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