Following a review by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the independent Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), the MHRA have confirmed that booster doses for Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. The regulatory changes provide further options for a deployment programme for a third dose.
“We are committed to getting safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to the UK public. This means ensuring that existing COVID-19 vaccines can continue to be used in the most effective way possible,” commented Dr June Raine, MHRA Chief Executive. “We know that a person’s immunity may decline over time after their first vaccine course.