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Moderna To Seek Emergency Use Approval Of Its Covid-19 Vaccine


What Happened:

  • Pharmaceutical company Moderna says it plans to apply for emergency use authorization of its' Covid-19 vaccine with the FDA on Monday.

  • Moderna's latest data set shows its' vaccine to be 94.1% effective at preventing Covid-19 and 100% effective at preventing very severe cases of the disease.

  • Said Dr. Paul Offit of the FDA's vaccine advisory committee, "This is striking...these are amazing data."

  • Moderna will become the second company to apply with the FDA for emergency use authorization of a Covid-19 vaccine. Pfizer also applied on November 20th.

  • The FDA and its' advisory committee will meet in December to review the requests from Pfizer and Moderna.

  • If approved, this could potentially result in the first vaccines being available as early as late December.


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