London: Britain has become the first country to approve the omicron vaccine for the covid variant omicron. Reuters reported that the ‘Bivalent’ vaccine has been approved by the UK Medicines Regulator (MHRA).
Bivalent is a vaccine manufactured by Moderna as a booster dose for adults. The MHRA’s decision to approve was based on clinical trial data demonstrating the bivalent’s efficacy against covid and its variant omicron (BA1).
Britain also reported the world’s first omicron death. Prime Minister Boris Johnson made an official announcement in this regard.
Omicron, the first variant of Covid, was confirmed in South Africa. Then it spread to states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chandigarh, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, and Gujarat in India.