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Moderna announces FDA authorization of booster dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. for adults 18 years and older.

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Last updated:21st Nov 2021
Published:21st Nov 2021
Moderna, Inc announced that the FDA has extended the emergency use authorization of a booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the 50 µg dose level to all adults aged 18 and older. This booster can be used in all individuals 18 years and older who have completed a primary vaccination with any other authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.

The booster dose is to be administered at least six months after completion of any primary series COVID-19 vaccination. On October 20th, the FDA authorized for emergency use a booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the 50 µg dose level for people aged 65 and older as well as adults aged 18 to 64 who are at high risk of severe COVID-19; and people aged 18 to 64 with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2. The Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine is authorized for adults ages 18 and above regardless of occupational risk factors in many international markets. This follows the earlier approval of the 100 µg mRNA 1273 third dose in immunocompromised individuals.

Condition: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Infection
Type: drug

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