Sir Chris asks written question of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regarding the Coronavirus Vaccine
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to procure a vaccine against covid-19 which has not involved the use of human embryo cells in its development; if he will encourage the use of (a) adult stem cells and (b) synthetic methods in vaccine development; and if he will make a statement.
Nadhim Zahawi Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed that the Oxford University/AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines, which have all received regulatory approval, do not contain any components of animal origin, and no foetal material is present in the final vaccine.
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