Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan breaks down how first doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed
DETROIT – The city of Detroit received its first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week, and on Tuesday, Mayor Mike Duggan broke down how it will be distributed. Duggan said 30 employees of the health department will receive their first doses of the vaccine Wednesday. Next week, home health care workers will receive the vaccine, followed in January by those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. (There will be) no discipline or punishment.”The city, Henry Ford Health System nor the Detroit Medical Center have mandated the vaccine. Henry Ford Health System will be on hand to administer the vaccine to first responders from the Detroit Fire Department and to educate people and answer any questions.
A look at the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine data that was released
DETROIT – As doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine make their way into the arms of the first recipients, the data the Food and Drug Administration will be using to potentially authorize Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was made public. For the Moderna study, two doses of their mRNA vaccine were administered 28 days apart, that’s different than the 21 days between doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Twenty-five percent of those enrolled in the Moderna study were older than 65. That’s similar to the 21 percent in the Pfizer vaccine study who were in that age group. The primary question was how effectively the Moderna vaccine could prevent symptomatic COVID-19 infection 14 days after the second dose of the vaccine.