• 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

Booster Doses

A single booster dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may be administered at least 6 months after completion of a primary series to individuals:

  • 65 years of age and older
  • 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID‑19
  • 18 through 64 years of age with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2

A single booster dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may be administered to eligible individuals who have completed primary vaccination with a different authorized or approved COVID‑19 vaccine. Please check with your healthcare provider regarding eligibility for and timing of the booster dose.

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What Is Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine?

The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may 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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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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Frequently Asked
Questions

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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