Moderna full FDA approval now being sought for COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna FDA approval sought after Pfizer applied last month

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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Moderna is seeking full FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine as Anheuser-Busch is giving away free beer once 70% of U.S. adults are partially vaccinated.

WASHINGTON -- Moderna is applying for full government approval for its COVID-19 vaccine.

The company said it is submitting trial data to the Food and Drug Administration on a rolling basis over the coming weeks, CNN reported.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine was first authorized for emergency use in December.

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To apply for full approval, the company needs to do a six-month follow-up.

Moderna released those findings in April, showing its vaccine had 90% efficacy after six months.

In May, Pfizer announced it was seeking full approval from the FDA.

Its clinical trials showed over 91% efficacy after six months.