10/22/2020 | The News Tribune | Debbie Cockrell
As a milestone was met Thursday in one national COVID-19 vaccine trial, local officials are gearing up for when a vaccine will be available in Pierce County.
On Thursday, Moderna, the first biotech company to launch clinical trials in the United States for a COVID-19 vaccine, announced it has completed enrollment of 30,000 people for Phase 3 of its trial.
All have received their first dose and most have now received the second, according to CNN. Half have received a placebo.
“The primary endpoint is the prevention of symptomatic COVID-19 disease. Key secondary endpoints include prevention of severe COVID-19 disease and prevention of infection by SARS-CoV-2,” the company said Thursday in an announcement.
The company could apply to the FDA for authorization of use to start in early December, barring any complications. Read COVID Article