FDA expert panel endorses Moderna coronavirus vaccine

Washington, United States - This virtually assures a second option for protecting against Covid-19 for a pandemic ravaged nation.



By Reuters

Published: Fri 18 Dec 2020, 2:07 AM

A panel of outside advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday endorsed emergency use of Moderna Inc's coronavirus vaccine, virtually assuring a second option for protecting against Covid-19 for a pandemic ravaged nation.

The committee voted 20-0 with one abstention that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh its risks in people aged 18 and older, one week after the same panel backed a similar vaccine from Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE, leading to an FDA emergency use authorisation (EUA) a day later.


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