Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Just Started Its Phase 3 Trial. Here's How It Will Work.
published 28.07.2020 17:32
Including Moderna's, four vaccine candidates have advanced to phase 3 trials so far.
Even if Moderna's vaccine succeeds in its phase 3 trial by this fall, getting it approved could take longer, and getting any coronavirus vaccine approved by January 2021 would be an unprecedented feat.
If approved, Moderna's vaccine would be the first mRNA vaccine.
Moderna's phase 2 testing is still ongoing, but the results of its phase 1 tests, published earlier this month, showed the vaccine was safe overall and triggered immune responses in volunteers.
Phases 1 and 2, which typically involve giving the drug to smaller groups of volunteers, aim to show that a vaccine candidate generates an antibody response and is generally safe.