ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Friday evening, the second vaccine to be authorized in the country.
Prior to the authorization, the FDA advisory panel voted 20-0 with one abstention on Thursday to recommend the vaccine.
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However, she said she voted “Yes” this time for Moderna.
It seemed like their study was set up to meet that at the minimum but it wasn’t set up to do a whole lot else,” Fuller said.