Coronavirus Update: US To Begin Mass Vaccinations After Pfizer’s Historic Emergency Authorization
Plus: India To Examine Healthcare Access
The first vaccinations are due to begin in the US, with the government extending its agreement with Moderna to bolster its vaccines supplies.
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Development of vaccines usually takes years, but drug makers whittled the process down to a matter of months amid a concerted response to a global health threat.
The FDA granted emergency authorization for Moderna's mRNA-1273 following a 17 December advisory committee vote in its favor. There have also been more supply deals and approvals in Asia.
While the new mRNA-based vaccines grow closer to market, Sanofi and GSK's more established approach experiences a serious setback.US authorization in sight for Pfizer/BioNTech after positive advisory committee vote. Pfizer Seeks More Time For EUA Presentation In India.