In the United States, vaccination with the new coronavirus vaccine of the pharmaceutical company Moderna began on the 21st.
U.S. government officials say they are aiming to supply 20 million doses by early next year, along with the vaccine from Pfizer, a major pharmaceutical company that has already begun vaccination.
The new coronavirus vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical company Moderna arrived one after another at medical institutions around the world on the 21st, and vaccination began immediately.
Of these, a 44-year-old nurse, Arlene Ramirez, was the first to be vaccinated at a New York hospital.
Ramirez, who lost his father to the new coronavirus, said, "As a nurse, I've seen many patients fight to live. This vaccine hopes to end the pandemic. The fear is the new coronavirus. You should not be afraid of vaccination, "he said.
Meanwhile, the head of the U.S. government's vaccine supply program said at a meeting that it would aim to supply 20 million doses by early next year, including Pfizer's vaccine, which has already been vaccinated.
Dr. Moncef Slaoui, who is in charge of the vaccine development plan, said, "The results of analysis of the vaccines being developed by Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca are expected to come out from next year onward." He expressed his hope that the supply would increase.
In addition, regarding the mutant virus found in the United Kingdom, Dr. Slawi said, "It is unlikely that the vaccine will not work for this virus, but we will investigate the infectivity and the action of antibodies in detail in the future." ..