Second COVID-19 Vaccine Approved Under Emergency Use Authorization


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) on Dec. 18, 2020, for Moderna’s vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Approval on the following day from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allowed for immediate shipping. Although workers’ compensation does not typically provide coverage for vaccinations, please be aware that the first doses are expected to be given on Dec. 21, 2020. Administered by intramuscular (IM) injection, it needs two 100mcg doses that are 28 days apart to be fully effective. Because it can withstand higher temperatures, handling for Moderna’s vaccine is less complicated than transporting and administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which got an EUA earlier in December.

 

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