he World Health Organization (WHO) said it had listed the COVID-19 vaccine of US pharmaceutical company Moderna as recommended for emergency use.
“Today, WHO listed the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA 1273) for emergency use, making it the fifth vaccine to receive emergency validation from WHO,” it said in a statement.
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WHO experts recommend using the vaccine for patients over 18 years of age.
The drug is mRNA-based, it has an efficacy of 94.1 percent, according to WHO estimates.