Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine becomes 2nd to be fully approved by the FDA

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A second COVID-19 vaccine has been fully approved in the United States.

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday fully approved the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna for those over the age of 18. That makes the Moderna vaccine, which will be marketed as Spikevax, the second fully-approved coronavirus vaccine in the U.S. after the vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech was approved in August 2021.

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