Trump says US ‘overwhelmingly approved’ Moderna coronavirus vaccine

Washington - US president's tweets follows recommendation by expert panel to grant emergency use approval for Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine

By AFP

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Published: Fri 18 Dec 2020, 5:10 PM

Last updated: Fri 18 Dec 2020, 5:25 PM

US President Donald Trump announced Friday that the United States has authorised a second coronavirus vaccine.

“Moderna vaccine overwhelmingly approved. Distribution to start immediately,” he wrote on Twitter.


This follows a recommendation by an expert panel on Thursday to grant emergency use approval for Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue formal approval Friday.

A vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech was approved last week.


 

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