Effective vaccine for coronavirus pandemic has not produced since the outbreak of the deadly virus, some country produced vaccine but is not effective enough.
But, Moderna company recently announce that its potential covid-19 vaccine is effective.
New data showed that Moderna is the second company to announced effective vaccine and is more than 94% potent in preventing infection.
This following development came after pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced last week that it Covid-19 vaccine is 90% effective in preventing virus.
With the results from Moderna’s 30,000 person trial revealed that the vaccine protected people from getting both mild and severe forms of Covid-19.
Half of the participants were given a placebo and over several months, 90 of those people got sick with the coronavirus.
The second test showed other half of the participants were given the vaccine and five of them developed COVID-19. Among the participants receiving the placebo, 11 became severely ill, but none of the participants who received the shot became severely ill, the company said.
The vaccine did not have any side effects after smaller percentage of participants who received the vaccine, mRNA-1273, experienced mild side effects such as body aches and headaches, Moderna said.
Presently. the company plans on applying for authorization for its vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration after it collects more safety data this month.
If this vaccine can work well, then it is a matter of time before the coronavirus pandemic can be wiped out across the world.
Also in addiction to being slightly more potent than Pfizer’s, Moderna company vaccine can be stored in a freezer that is often available in doctor’s offices and pharmacies, and the other vaccine which is Pfizer own needs to be kept in freezers that are much colder and not as widely available.
Then Moderna company announced that the vaccine can then be stored in a standard home or medical refrigerator for up to 30 days, while Pfizer can’t last more than five days.