FDA Panel Recommends Emergency Use of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

HeadlineDec 18, 2020

On Thursday, a panel of vaccine experts recommended the FDA grant emergency use authorization to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 and older. Final FDA approval could come as early as today. 

This comes as governors around the U.S. report their states are receiving significantly fewer doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine than planned. A spokesperson said Pfizer has millions of doses in cold storage in its warehouse but is awaiting instructions from the Trump administration on how to distribute them.

As we go to broadcast, Vice President Mike Pence, second lady Karen Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams are being publicly vaccinated. The White House says President Trump won’t be vaccinated until it’s recommended by his medical team.

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