• The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine has not been approved or licensed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but has been authorized for emergency use by FDA, under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‑19) for use in individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • The EUA for the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine is in effect for the duration of the COVID‑19 EUA declaration justifying emergency use of the vaccine, unless terminated or revoked (after which the vaccine may no longer be used).

Overview for Vaccine Recipients

What Is Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine?

The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID‑19. There is no FDA‑approved vaccine to prevent COVID‑19. The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine uses mRNA to provide a blueprint for your cells to build your body's defense against SARS‑CoV‑2, the virus that causes COVID‑19.

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mRNA in a fatty particle
A diverse group of over 15,000 people

What Do We Know About the Safety of the Vaccine?

In clinical trials, approximately 15,400 individuals 18 years of age and older have received at least 1 dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is still being studied in clinical trials.

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Who Is Getting Vaccinated?

Responding to the COVID-19 emergency, the United States Government has made recommendations on who can get vaccinated, and when.

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Frequently Asked
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Do you have more questions about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine? Take a look at our answers to the questions we hear most often.

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