Moderna Now Authorized by the FDA for Emergency Use Against COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the Moderna coronavirus vaccine which will be used to prevent COVID-19 infections.

Moderna Now Authorized by the FDA for Emergency Use Against COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the Moderna coronavirus vaccine which will be used to prevent COVID-19 infections.

The Moderna vaccine is the second Covid-19 vaccine to receive approval for emergency use in the United States.

The vaccine’s emergency authorization now introduces the second drug which will be used to prevent Covid-19 to the American public. Distribution to health workers and long-term care residents to begin immediately.

Moderna’s vaccine is has a reported 94% efficacy rate at preventing Covid-19. Before the authorization on Friday, it had been recommended by an FDA advisory panel in a unanimous decision.

With the availability of two vaccines now for the prevention of Covid-19, the FDA has taken another crucial step in the fight against this global pandemic that is causing vast numbers of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States each day,” said the FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn in a statement.

The authorization comes as the first doses of a vaccine developed by Pfizer are administered to health workers and long-term care residents, after it was authorized by the FDA last week.

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