US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield has accepted the recommendation of the agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine should be given to people ages 18 and older in the United States.
The move paves the way for Moderna’s vaccine to be administered in the US, which is expected to add millions of doses to the country’s vaccine supply.
On Saturday, ACIP committee members voted in favor of the recommendation.
On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization for Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine.
Moderna began shipping its vaccine on Sunday, with first shots in arms expected Monday morning.