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US approves Moderna as second COVID-19 Vaccine

President-elect Joe Biden, who is set to be vaccinated on Monday, has expressed optimism in the new COVID- 19 pandemic vaccine.

This follows the authorisation of the Pfizer and the Moderna jabs.

“assures us that brighter days lie ahead.The fight against Covid-19 is not yet over.”

“We know the immense challenges ahead, including scaling up manufacturing, distribution, and the monumental task of vaccinating hundreds of millions of Americans. We need to make sure we have the resources to do all of this and to do it quickly,” he said

Moderna requires temperatures of around -20C for shipping – similar to a normal freezer.

Like the Pfizer jab, the Moderna vaccine also requires a second booster shot. Moderna’s second injection comes 28 days after the first, compared with 21 for Pfizer.

Countries such as United Kingdom, European Union, Canada and South Korea are reported to have also ordered the Moderna vaccine:

Tendai Guvamombe