Moderna insists on offering COVID-19 booster supply, asks FDA to approve fourth shot for all adults
Moderna insists on offering COVID-19 booster supply, asks FDA to approve fourth shot for all adults

Moderna insists on offering COVID-19 booster supply, asks FDA to approve fourth shot for all adults

The agreement includes an additional option of 7 million doses for delivery in 2023 and 2024.

These amounts are on top of the 7 million doses of the US biotechnology booster vaccine scheduled for delivery to Switzerland in the second half of 2022, which the Swiss authorities exercised their option to purchase in December 2021.

It followed the announcement Thursday last week that Moderna has secured an agreement with Japanese officials to supply this country with another 70 million doses of its booster or an updated booster vaccine candidate, if approved, with delivery expected in the second half of 2022.

Stéphane Bancel, Moderna’s CEO, said COVID-19 booster doses will “continue to be instrumental”to keep the infection rate down in communities, as the company also reported that clinical trials are underway with its Omicron-specific booster (mRNA-1273,529) and a bivalent Omicron-specific booster (mRNA-1273,214).

Submission to FDA for fourth shot ,

Meanwhile, last Friday, Moderna revealed that it was seeking federal approval for a fourth dose of its COVID-19 shot (mRNA-1273) to U.S. adults; it submitted a request to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an amendment to the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to allow a fourth dose of its COVID-19 vaccine for adults 18 years and older who have received a first dose booster of any of the approved or approved COVID-19 vaccines.

The request to include adults over the age of 18 was made, it said, to provide flexibility to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health care providers to determine the appropriate use of an additional booster dose of mRNA-1273, incl. for those at higher risk for COVID-19 due to age or comorbidities.

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