Important note: This article is intended for those who understand vaccines as critical to maintaining their health and that of their families. It is NOT intended for those who are anti-vaccine and as such is NOT intended to foster a discussion on the merits of vaccines in this forum. It is also NOT intended to foster a discussion of the lethality of COVID-19 or the need for civic action to limit the spread of the disease.
After Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this week, an FDA panel deemed the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine candidate ‘Highly Effective’ with no serious allergic reactions observed. It is likely the FDA will issue an EUA for the Moderna candidate any time now clearing the way for the vaccine to be distributed and administered nationwide.
In a brief to the Food and Drug Administration dated today, Moderna disclosed the ingredients of their vaccine. We list the ingredients here ordered according to ingredient type for those concerned with food or drug allergies.
Ingredients in the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
- Synthetic messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) encoding the pre-fusion stabilized spike glycoprotein (S) of SARS-CoV-2 virus.
- 1,2-dimyristoyl-rac-glycero3-methoxypolyethylene glycol-2000 [PEG2000-DMG]
- 1,2-distearoyl-snglycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]
- tromethamine hydrochloride
- acetic acid
- sodium acetate