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Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Approved By FDA For Emergency Use

Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Approved By FDA For Emergency Use

The FDA has given the all clear for Moderna to start using their own COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.

The approval is for persons 18 and and over, and the vaccine is said to be 94% effective. The first shipment will head to hospitals and nursing homes starting next week.

“It was one of the greatest moments in my life and my career. It is absolutely amazing to be able to develop this vaccine and see the ability to prevent symptomatic disease with such high efficacy,” Dr. Tal Zacks, Moderna’s chief medical officer, shared as the trials were concluding last month.

Just a few days after the trials wrapped up, it was revealed that Dolly Parton donated nearly $1 million dollars to fund them.

After tracking some 30,000 volunteers, Moderna estimated it as 94% effective in preventing COVID-19 illness with few serious side effects.

The FDA’s approval of Moderna‘s vaccine follows Pfizer‘s, which was shipped out to hospitals at the beginning of the week.

Many celebrities and notable Americans have all started to receive the vaccine. See who the latest was here

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