The FDA granted emergency use authorization for Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine on Friday. The vaccine is the second to receive emergency approval in the US, following the approval of Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine earlier this month. The US government has purchased 200M doses of the Moderna vaccine to date and is expected to receive ~20M by the end of this year.
Extra: Meanwhile, a CDC advisory panel recommended that people over 75 years old and essential workers (e.g. firefighters, teachers, and grocery store workers) receive vaccinations the next after healthcare workers and nursing home residents.