Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

What you need to know about Moderna vaccine

The Moderna mRNA-1273 (Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine is the second vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation for emergency use against COVID-19. A mRNA-based vaccine, this is a two-dose vaccine against COVID-19.

What’s different about the Moderna vaccine?

mRNA technology

Uses mRNA base technology

Similar to the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna uses mRNA technology.

Protein created from injecting mRNA

mRNA technology teaches cells to make a protein

By teaching our cells how to make a protein or a piece of the protein, this triggers an immune response against Covid-19.

Normal fridge temperature

Can be stored refrigerated at 2-8 degrees Celsius for up to 30 days

Vaccine is provided as a frozen suspension at -25 to -15 degrees Celsius but can be stored at warmer temperatures ahead of use.

Who is eligible for taking Moderna / Spikevax?

Individuals aged 18 years and older with:

  • No history of anaphylaxis to mRna COVID-19 vaccines or its components, and
  • No high-risk allergic reactions to a previous dose of mRna COVID-19 vaccine or its components

Source: www.moh.gov.sg


What is the recommended dosage for administration?

  • The dosing regimen for the primary vaccination (two doses) is 28 days apart.
  • A booster dose is recommended to be taken five months after being vaccinated with two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna / Spikevax vaccines.

Source: www.vaccine.gov.sg/faq

If you are unsure of your suitability for the vaccine, please consult your doctor first.

How safe is Moderna?

Efficacy rate of 94.1% in preventing Covid-19 symptomatic disease in adults aged 18 years and older.