Malaysia grants conditional approval for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

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A nurse prepares a dose of Moderna vaccine at a vaccination centre at the Dresden Fair, in Dresden, Germany, July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Malaysia's Health Ministry on Thursday said it has granted a conditional approval for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.

The ministry will continue to evaluate the quality, safety and effectiveness of the vaccine to ensure that its benefits outweigh the risks, director-general, Noor Hisham Abdullah, said in a statement.

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Reporting by Mei Mei Chu; Editing by Toby Chopra

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