Britain’s health minister said on Monday that the country has secured 5 million doses of Moderna’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine, reports Reuters. The news comes after Moderna announced on Monday from its interim data that its vaccine candidate is 94.5% effective and has no significant safety concerns. 

  • Moderna expects emergency authorizations of its vaccine candidate after final analysis to be conducted later this month, along with two months of safety follow-up data. 
  • Moderna’s vaccine has been found to prevent all symptomatic COVID-19 cases. 
  • Britain’s agreement comes when Moderna’s vaccine candidate has been shown to be stable at refrigerator temperatures for 30 days, higher than the previously estimated seven days.

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