Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

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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?

Individuals aged 18 years and older, with no history of anaphylaxis.

What is the recommended dosage for administration?

According to WHO, the recommendation is two-dose with an interval of 28 days apart between first and second dose.

How safe is Moderna?

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