Nearly 500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had to be thrown away at a Wisconsin medical center because of human error.
Injections of the newly authorized Moderna vaccine are now underway in the United States.
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was given to some top leaders Tuesday morning.
Pfizer and Moderna say they are testing to see if their vaccines work against the new COVID-19 strain which was found in the United Kingdom and other countries.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration says that his agency will move to quickly authorize the second COVID-19 vaccine to fight the pandemic, hours after it won the key endorsement of a government advisory panel.
A Food and Drug Administration panel is set to meet Thursday to discuss Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, and if they’ll give it emergency authorization.
After the successful rollout of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, the Food and Drug Administration said its preliminary analysis confirmed the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health.
President Trump hosted a vaccine summit at the White House today, although the two companies seeking emergency-use authorization, Pfizer and Moderna, did not attend.
Documents from Operation Warp Speed show coronavirus vaccine could be delivered in December, pending FDA approval
According to documents from Operation Warp Speed, the first shipments of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine could be delivered as early as December 15.
Moderna has asked the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine, making it the second company to do so. This comes as more than four million Americans have been infected with the virus this month.