The Food and Drug Administration has revised the number of doses allowed to be given from each vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
The FDA is allowing 10 to 11 doses from a single vial from those currently available. A second rule revision says an additional multi-dose vial could contain up to 15 shots, with the range of 13 to 15 coming from each bottle.
“Both of these revisions positively impact the supply of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, which will help provide more vaccine doses to communities and allow shots to get into arms more quickly. Ultimately, more vaccines getting to the public in a timely manner should help bring an end to the pandemic more rapidly,” Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research said in a news release.
The number of doses dispensed depends on the type of syringes and needles used, the FDA said.
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