The covid-19 vaccine will be given to the US first, while the UK must wait until Spring. Britain faces a long wait for a tremendously exciting Moderna jab that claims a success rate of 94.5%. The most effective coronavirus vaccine now may not be made available in Britain because US citizens are being given first concern.
Moderna is the third group to announce and release interim trial results confirming that its vaccine protects 94.5% of people.
This makes it more successful than the jabs from PFIZER/BioNTech and also Russia.
However, the Health Secretary announced five million doses of the vaccine have been requested for the UK.
It will not be made available in Britain no until Spring 2021 at the earliest, because the company has prioritized the US.
The US as its main market and availability would be limited.
The government has ordered about 350 million vaccines from BioNTech/Pfizer, Novavax, Janssen, Oxford/AstraZeneca, and also Valneva.
However, Moderna has been testing the jab on about 35,000 people and interim results show it protected nearly everyone from the virus.
also including the elderly and the vulnerable ones. who are at higher risk.
So far, it is the first vaccine to be shown to protect older people and also prevent serious diseases.
Us spent more than $1 billion bankrolling the vaccine for the virus, which has promised 20 million doses at the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Moderna has revealed that its own candidates appear to be more effective in preventing diseases among those infected with the deadly virus
Covid-19 vaccine: How Does the Vaccine Work?
Just like the Pfizer vaccine, it contains a genetic code called messenger RNA( mRNA) in a fat droplet.
So it is injected into the body and this triggers the cells to make the spike protein on the coronavirus.
Then their immune system can recognize this part of the virus and fight it off when they encounter it.
The Moderna drugs are far quicker to distribute because it can be kept in usual freezer conditions of -4F(-20),
while Pfizer’s jab needs to be stored and transported in dry ice around – 103F(75C).
But it may be more costly because it needs 100 micrograms per dose more than three times than Pfizer’s.
The Moderna vaccine is remarkably exciting and considerably boosted the optimism that a vaccine has been made available in the next few months.
Covid-19: Moderna Announces Cost of its Vaccine
Moderna has set the approximated cost of its vaccine against the virus
The company has announced the vaccine for Covid19 would cost 32-37 dollars per dose.
However, it is worth noting that the company has government funding to aid the development of the vaccine
The vaccine is truly the light at the end of the tunnel. This is the vaccine that can stop the virus.
Moderna has received almost $1 billion in research and also development funding from the US government
And has a $1.5 billion deal for 100 million doses.
How Many Vaccines do we have Early Access to
The United Kingdom has now struck deals to get a total of 355million doses of seven individual vaccines.
The Government has also secured about 100 million doses of the vaccine developed at Oxford University.
Ten Million doses of the Pfizer vaccine are planned to be made available by the end of the year, then followed by another 30 million next year.
Covid-19 cases are gradually hitting new records in the United States and pushing European countries back into lockdowns.
This marks another step forwards in the fight against the virus blocking the way for the emergence and also the development of more coronavirus vaccines.