US buys 200m more Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses

US buys 200m more Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses
US buys 200m more Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses

Hello and welcome to the details of US buys 200m more Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - The additional Moderna doses, which brings total US orders to 500 million, could be used for primary inoculation. — Reuters pic

NEW YORK, June 16 — The US government has bought another 200 million doses of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, the drugmaker said today, including an option to buy experimental shots that may be in development.

The additional Moderna doses, which brings total US orders to 500 million, could be used for primary inoculation, including of children, or as a possible booster shot, the company said.

Moderna is currently conducting clinical trials testing a third booster shot of its authorized vaccine as well as an experimental one to protect against coronavirus variants.

The US government last August signed a US$1.53 billion (RM6.3 billion) deal with Moderna for 100 million vaccine doses, with an option to buy 400 million more.

The company has filed for a full US approval of the Covid-19 vaccine currently being used and has also asked regulators to authorize its emergency use in adolescents aged 12 through 17.

US President Joe Biden had set a goal to vaccinate 70% of American adults with at least one Covid-19 shot by the July 4 Independence Day holiday, although the pace of vaccination has slowed significantly since April.

The latest purchase also comes just a week after the Biden administration said it planned to donate 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries amid concerns of disparity in inoculations between advanced economies and developing countries.

Moderna, which has supplied 217 million doses of its shot to the US government as of Monday, said the additional purchase was to ensure continuous supply through the first quarter of next year. The company said it was set to deliver 110 million doses in the fourth quarter and 90 million in the first quarter of 2022. — Reuters

These were the details of the news US buys 200m more Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV More than 700 saved from Mediterranean this weekend, says aid group
NEXT Fully vaccinated expats can return to Kuwait as of Sunday