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U.S. may cut some Moderna vaccine doses in half to speed rollout, official says By Reuters

U.S. may cut some Moderna vaccine doses in half to speed rollout, official says By Reuters
U.S. may cut some Moderna vaccine doses in half to speed rollout, official says

"We know that for the Moderna vaccine, giving half of the dose to people between the ages of 18 and 55, two doses, half the dose, which means exactly achieving the objective of immunizing double the number of people with the doses we have," Slaoui said.Slaoui said he was optimistic vaccinations would continue to accelerate." Slaoui said it would likely not be known until late spring whether vaccinated people can still spread the disease to others.government is considering giving some people half the dose of Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA )'s COVID-19 vaccine in order to speed vaccinations, a federal official said on Sunday.

Moderna's vaccine requires two injections.He rejected the suggestion that officials should prioritize giving more people a single shot, rather than holding back doses for the second shot, saying that cutting Moderna vaccine doses in half was "a more responsible approach that would be based on facts and data.

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