COVID-19 Vaccine Race: With Moderna EUA, US FDA Finally Gets Some Bragging Rights
US FDA’s global first for Moderna’s vaccine gets a small mention as agency looks to pharmacovigilance, follow-up studies for both coronavirus inoculations that have now been authorized. Moderna's 18 December EUA comes after an even faster review than for Pfizer/BioNTech's vaccine.
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