After Pfizer, US Authorizes Moderna COVID Vaccine for Emergency Use

After Pfizer, US Authorizes Moderna COVID Vaccine for Emergency Use

Washington: The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has authorized Moderna coronavirus vaccine for emergency use for people aged 18 years and above, on Friday.

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According to an official statement issued by Moderna, “Moderna, Inc, a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has authorized the emergency use of mRNA-1273, Moderna’s vaccine against Covid-19 in individuals 18 years of age or older.”

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“The Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine is now authorized for distribution and use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Delivery to the US Government will begin immediately. Moderna will continue to gather additional data and plans to file a Biologics License Application (BLA) with the FDA requesting full licensure in 2021,” the statement further said. Moderna said that approximately 20 million doses will be delivered to the US government by the end of December 2020.

“The Company expects to have between 100 million and 125 million doses available globally in the first quarter of 2021, with 85–100 million of those available in the US,” Moderna added.

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