CDC Advisory Panel Votes to Recommend Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine
By Angelica LaVito
Dec. 19, 2020, 9:17 PM
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel voted Saturday to recommend Moderna Inc.’s coronavirus shot for people 18 and older, paving the way for the second Covid-19 vaccine to be administered in the U.S.
Members of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 11-0 to recommend the shot, with three abstaining because of conflicts of interest. The advisers cast the vote in an emergency meeting Saturday after the Food and Drug Administration authorized use of Moderna’s shot Friday.
The recommendations are key to helping vaccine providers understand best practices for administering the vaccine. CDC Director Robert ...