United States Approves Moderna as Second Covid-19 Vaccine

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U.S. government has approved Moderna as the country’s second Covid-19 vaccine, BBC reports.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave approval to the US-made jab around a week after approving a Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. This Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is now being distributed in the country.

The U.S. is going to buy 200 million doses of Moderna vaccine while six million may be ready to ship now.

The country recorded highest numbers of Coronavirus deaths and cases in the world. According to Johns Hopkins University, total 313,500 deaths and about 17.5 million infections have been reported in the U.S.

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President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted about the approval of Moderna vaccine. He said on Twitter: “Congratulations, the Moderna vaccine is now available!”

The announcement came a day after a U.S. expert group recommended the use of Moderna vaccine on an emergency basis on Thursday.

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Moderna vaccine will be the second approved Coronavirus vaccine in the country after Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine was approved on Monday.

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