Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Kathryn Dzintars, Pharm.D., BCPS
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VACCINE TYPE

  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273) is a lipid nanoparticle-encapsulated, nucleoside-modified messenger RNA vaccine that encodes the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein.
    • Two-dose series, given one month (28 days) apart
  • The US FDA issued an Emergency for Use Authorization (EUA) to permit the emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older
    • Mandatory requirements for the administration of mRNA-1273 under the EUA are as follows:
      • The vaccine is authorized in patients ≥ 18 years of age.
      • The vaccination provider must give the individual receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or their caregiver the “Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers” prior to the individual receiving Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
      • Vaccine providers must include vaccine information to either the state’s or local jurisdiction’s Immunization Information System or other designated systems.
      • Vaccine providers are responsible for reporting certain events to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS):
        • Vaccine administration errors whether or not associated with an adverse event
        • Serious adverse events including death, life-threatening adverse events, inpatient hospitalization/prolonged hospitalization, persistent or significant incapacity, congenital anomaly/birth defects
        • Cases of the multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) in children and adults
        • Cases of COVID-19 that result in hospitalization and death
      • Vaccine providers are responsible for responding to FDA requests for information about vaccine administration errors, adverse events, cases of MIS in adults and children, and cases of COVID-19 that result in hospitalization or death following administration of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to recipients.
  • There are no data on the interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines. If the series is initiated with the Moderna product, it should be completed with the Moderna product.

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VACCINE TYPE

  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273) is a lipid nanoparticle-encapsulated, nucleoside-modified messenger RNA vaccine that encodes the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein.
    • Two-dose series, given one month (28 days) apart
  • The US FDA issued an Emergency for Use Authorization (EUA) to permit the emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older
    • Mandatory requirements for the administration of mRNA-1273 under the EUA are as follows:
      • The vaccine is authorized in patients ≥ 18 years of age.
      • The vaccination provider must give the individual receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or their caregiver the “Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers” prior to the individual receiving Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
      • Vaccine providers must include vaccine information to either the state’s or local jurisdiction’s Immunization Information System or other designated systems.
      • Vaccine providers are responsible for reporting certain events to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS):
        • Vaccine administration errors whether or not associated with an adverse event
        • Serious adverse events including death, life-threatening adverse events, inpatient hospitalization/prolonged hospitalization, persistent or significant incapacity, congenital anomaly/birth defects
        • Cases of the multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) in children and adults
        • Cases of COVID-19 that result in hospitalization and death
      • Vaccine providers are responsible for responding to FDA requests for information about vaccine administration errors, adverse events, cases of MIS in adults and children, and cases of COVID-19 that result in hospitalization or death following administration of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to recipients.
  • There are no data on the interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines. If the series is initiated with the Moderna product, it should be completed with the Moderna product.

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Last updated: December 23, 2020