UK becomes first country in the world to approve Moderna’s new Covid jab targeting Omicron variant

GBNews published this video item, entitled “UK becomes first country in the world to approve Moderna’s new Covid jab targeting Omicron variant” – below is their description.

Dr Ros Jones reacts to the UK becoming the first country in the world to approve Moderna’s new Covid jab that targets the Omicron variant.

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