Switzerland authorizes Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine for immediate use


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Switzerland's health regulator Swissmedic on Tuesday authorized the "immediate" use of US company Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine in the country. Switzerland, a country of 8.5 million people, has already pre-ordered 7.5 million doses of the vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine was approved for use by Swissmedic in December. Taken together, the two vaccines will be available in half a million doses in January, the Swiss govt said.