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Moderna says plans to produce at least 600 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 2021

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 05 Jan 2021

Moderna says plans to produce at least 600 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 2021

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Moscow/Sputnik: US pharmaceutical company Moderna said it planned to produce at least 600 million doses of its vaccine against COVID-19 in 2021, not 500 million as previously announced.

"Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today provided a supply update for the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, increasing its base-case global production estimate from 500 to 600 million doses for 2021," the company said in a statement on its website.

"Moderna said it is continuing to invest and add staff to build up to potentially 1 billion doses for 2021," it said.