The Advisory Committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Moderna. About a week before this, Pfizer’s emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine was approved. The FDA’s Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, consisting of independent scientists and public health experts, voted in a meeting Thursday recommending the emergency use of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine ‘mRNA-1273’.
The FDA last Friday approved the emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner Bioentech. So far, more than 3,10,000 people have died in the US due to this dangerous virus.
Food and Drug Commissioner Stephen Han said the FDA has informed the company that further approvals for emergency use of the vaccine will be completed soon, in line with the findings of the meeting of the advisory committee on Mordana’s Covid-19 vaccine.
He said that the agency has also informed the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Operation Warp Speed in this regard so that they can start working on their plans for vaccine distribution.