Rep. Eshoo Statement on Authorization of Moderna Vaccine

December 18, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) released the following statement today after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in people 18 years or older:

“We now have two FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines that have demonstrated high effectiveness and met rigorous safety standards. With a second vaccine authorized for emergency use, millions more Americans will be able to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the coming weeks. Bravo to the scientists at Moderna and the National Institutes of Health who developed this miraculous vaccine, as well as to the career officials at the FDA for withstanding political pressure to ensure the high integrity of its scientific, independent reviews. Now the American people need a timely and equitable distribution of the vaccines.”

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