CAIRO: Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority on Friday approved Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in the kingdom, the state news agency (SPA) said.
The authority added that after this approval, authorities will start procedures to import the two-dose vaccine, the news agency said.
Saudi Arabia had earlier approved the use of the Pfizer Inc, AstraZeneca Plc and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
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Last month, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) approved the Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 18.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was authorized for use in people aged 18 and up in December 2022.