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WHO gives emergency use listing to Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine

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Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, the agency said on Friday, the fifth to be given the status meant to expedite countries' own approval of shots."The objective is to make medicines, vaccines and diagnostics available as rapidly as possible to address the emergency," the WHO said in a statement.WHO Assistant Director-General Mariangela Simao said on Friday it was important to have more vaccines available because of supply problems for other shots, including from India, a main source of vaccines for the global COVAX vaccine sharing programme.

India has restricted exports because of a crisis of infections.Moderna announced this week an expansion plan for its production network to boost its capacity to up to 3 billion doses in.

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