A medical employee holds a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine vial on the primary day that Orange County residents 65 and older are in a position to be vaccinated at a drive by web site on the Orange County Conference Middle on December 29, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

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Moderna is rising its Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing this 12 months, upping the minimal variety of doses it expects to make by 20% to 600 million, the corporate introduced Monday.

The corporate mentioned it is working to supply as much as 1 billion doses of its Covid-19 vaccine this 12 months. The U.S. is on observe to safe 100 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine by the top of March and extra 100 million by June, the Massachusetts-based firm mentioned in an announcement.

The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration granted Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine emergency authorization for folks 18 and older the USA in December and has began the drug’s preliminary roll-out.

The federal authorities has agreed to purchase 200 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine with the choice to safe an extra 300 million doses, the corporate mentioned.

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