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11/19/2020, 11:54 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Azar: Moderna expected to file FDA application for COVID vaccine soon

United States Health and Human Services (HSH) Secretary Alex Azar told the press on Thursday Moderna Inc. is "soon" expected to file for Emergency Use Authorization of its coronavirus vaccine at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

He said the two vaccines supported by the administration are demonstrating good safety profiles and revealed the HSH expects Moderna to seek FDA approval as BioNTech SE, the company that partnered with Pfizer Inc. in developing a vaccine, had announced it will make that request from the agency on Friday.

Azar went on to say the US much more prepared to deal with the pandemic than months ago and added the country will coordinate with states on delivering vaccine doses once they are given apprval.

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