December 15, 2020

HHS purchases 100 million additional doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on December 11 that it would purchase 100 million additional doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccine, which was developed by Moderna with scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is scheduled for a December 17 review by the Food and Drug Administration. Anthony Fauci, MD, is director of NIAID.


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The purchase doubles the amount of Moderna vaccine owned by the federal government to 200 million.

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