Moderna will deliver 70 million Covid-19 booster vaccine doses to Japan
Moderna will deliver 70 million Covid-19 booster vaccine doses to Japan

Moderna will deliver 70 million Covid-19 booster vaccine doses to Japan

Modern has signed one appointment with the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) to deliver an additional 70 million doses of its Covid-19 booster vaccine or an updated booster vaccine candidate.

The modified booster vaccine candidate will be delivered upon obtaining permission in the region.

The company intends to deliver the vaccine doses to Japan in the second half of this year.

Moderna noted that the deal is conditional on MHLW receiving funding to secure the additional vaccine doses.

A total of 93 million Covid-19 vaccine doses are currently required to be delivered to Japan this year.

Under the latest agreement, the doses can also potentially be raised to DKK 163 million.

In May last year, the Japanese Ministry granted special approval for emergency use of Modernas Covid-19 vaccine.

The vaccine is intended for active immunization to prevent Covid-19.

A booster dose of the vaccine is intended to be given at least six months after the second dose to persons 18 years of age and older.

Moderna announced in October 2020 that MHLW and Takeda Pharmaceutical had agreed to purchase and deliver 50 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine.

The vaccine will be manufactured and delivered by Moderna under the agreement, while Takeda will handle the regulatory approvals for vaccine supply in the country.

In February, Moderna entered into a new delivery agreement deliver an additional 10.8 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccineSpikevax, to the Government of Colombia.

The Colombian National Institute for Food and Drug Administration (INVIMA) had granted an emergency use permit (EUA) for the vaccine for active immunization for the prevention of Covid-19 in persons aged 12 years and older.

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