Moderna says FDA gave positive feedback on request to increase Covid vaccine supply in each vial

Moderna says FDA gave positive feedback on request to increase Covid vaccine supply in each vial
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A detail of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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Moderna said Monday it received “positive feedback” from the Food and Drug Administration on its proposal to increase the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses in each of its vials.

One vial of Moderna’s two-shot vaccine contains ten doses, enough to inoculate five people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CNBC reported last month that Moderna had asked the FDA for permission to fill its Covid-19 vaccine vials with up to five additional doses to ease a bottleneck in manufacturing.

In prepared testimony submitted ahead of a House hearing on Tuesday, Moderna President Stephen Hoge said the U.S. agency has given the company “positive feedback on our proposal, and we are pursuing…



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