Covid Vaccine

Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Could Get FDA Authorization Today, with Distribution Starting at the Weekend, Health Secretary Alex Azar Says

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could authorize Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use as early as Friday, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar told Good Morning America Friday morning.

Distribution of the shot could start this weekend, he added.

His comments come after the FDA, an agency of HHS, said late Thursday that it was “rapidly working toward” authorizing Moderna’s COVID-19 shot, after an expert panel gave the vaccine the thumbs-up.

“The FDA has communicated to Moderna that we expect to grant their emergency use authorization,” Azar said on the show. “That could come as soon as today,” he said.

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