Canada – Health Canada greenlights Moderna’s COVID vaccine

Health Canada has authorized a second vaccine against COVID-19, granting Moderna marketing authorization with conditions for the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine it co-developed with the US National Institutes of Health.
 
The authorization for use in individuals aged 18 years and up follows Health Canada’s 9 December authorization of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and the German firm BioNTech. Both vaccines’ authorizations were issued under an interim order addressing drug importation, sale and advertising regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. (RELATED: Health Canada authorizes Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine under interim order, Regulatory Focus 09 December 2020)…