Key Differences Between Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine

(CNN)Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine candidate is similar to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that was authorized and shipped out to the first Americans earlier this week.

But there are a few key differences. Most importantly, Moderna’s vaccine can be stored in normal freezers and does not require a super-cold transportation network, making it more accessible for smaller facilities and local communities.
The US Food and Drug Administration plans to grant emergency use authorization to Moderna for the vaccine, FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn and Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said in a statement Thursday night.
That’s after the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee made its recommendation for the vaccine Thursday. The FDA’s final decision is expected by Friday.
Here’s a look at what we know about the Moderna vaccine and how it compares to Pfizer’s.

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