Moderna prepares global launch of covid-19 vaccine

Moderna prepares global launch of covid-19 vaccine
Moderna prepares global launch of covid-19 vaccine

Modern American biopharmaceuticals announced on Thursday, 29, that it is preparing the global launch of its vaccine against the new coronavirus after receiving an investment of $ 1.1 billion from various governments worldwide.

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“We are actively preparing for the launch of mRNA-1273 and have signed a number of contracts with governments worldwide. We are committed to data quality and rigorous scientific research as we continue to work with regulators to advance the vaccine, ”said the company’s CEO, Stephane Bancel, in a press release.

Last week, the company reached the milestone of 30,000 volunteers for phase three of immunization tests. According to the company, 25,650 individuals have already received the two doses of protection and results on it are due to be released in late November and an approval for emergency use must be filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). to Anvisa) in December “if all the stars align”.

Moderna’s shares rose 2% before the international market opened.

Who will have priority to get the vaccine?

No vaccine against covid-19 has been approved yet, but countries are running to better understand what order of priority will be for the population once protection reaches the market. A group of experts in the United States, for example, released a list of recommendations in September that could shed light on how the vaccination campaign should take place.

According to the report of American specialists (still in draft form), in the first phase, high-risk health professionals, first responders, then people of all ages with previous health problems and conditions that put them at high risk and the elderly should be vaccinated. who live in crowded places.

In the second phase, vaccination should take place in essential workers at high risk of exposure to the disease, teachers and other education professionals, people with previous medium-risk diseases, older adults not included in the first phase, people on the streets who spend their nights in shelters, individuals in prisons and professionals working in the areas.

The third phase should focus on youth, children and essential workers who were not included in the first two. It is only in the fourth and final phase that the entire population will be vaccinated.

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