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Moderna Seeks FDA Approval for Updated COVID Vaccine

Moderna seeks FDA approval for updated COVID vaccine
Moderna seeks FDA approval for updated COVID vaccine

Moderna announced Tuesday that it has requested emergency approval for its updated COVID-19 vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration.

Why it matters: Doses of the updated vaccine, which better target new coronavirus variants, will be ready to ship next month if the FDA grants clearance, according to a Moderna news release.

  • Competitor Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE also announced Monday that they have applied for FDA approval for their new booster dose.

The big picture: Public health officials have been eyeing a long-term strategy for COVID vaccinations, addressing the risk of new variants and the need for new boosters, Axios’ Adriel Bettelheim reports.

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