NYTimes: Moderna Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Its Coronavirus Vaccine

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Moderna has announced 94.1 percent effectiveness in taming the rise of Covid-19 cases, and has applied for authorization of vaccine emergency use. If the vaccine is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, injections can take place even as early as December 21 of this year. This brings hopeful news to professionals who are worried of the surge in cases to come with the gatherings that took place for Thanksgiving. Two doses of the vaccine per person are necessary, and the chief executive of Moderna expects production of 20 million doses by the end of December. If approved, the first injections will likely be given to essential workers, healthcare workers, and employees/residents in nursing homes. For the full article click here. For more information about Covid-19, click here.

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