The Mexican Chancellor, Marcelo Ebrard, said this Saturday that the country’s health authorities will approve “very soon” Moderna’s vaccine against Covid-19.
“Good news soon, very soon, the Modern vaccine with a similar technological profile to that of Pfizer will be approved in Mexico. More and better options for the 2021 vaccination plan ”, published Ebrard on his Twitter account.
Mexico began applying different biologics against the disease in December 2020 and plans to finish its immunization process for people over 18 years of age in October, at a time when a third wave of cases is affecting young people more.
In which presentation does Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine come?
Moderna’s vaccine against COVID-19 comes in injectable form and is called, mRNA-1273.
What does Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine contain?
Moderna’s vaccine uses ribonucleic acid (RNA), a chemical messenger that helps make protein. When injected into people, the vaccine instructs cells to make proteins that mimic the outer surface of the coronavirus, which the body recognizes as a foreign invader, and generates an immune response.
Why does it generate an immune response to COVID-19?
The team reported that people who received two doses of the vaccine had high levels of neutralizing antibodies that killed the virus, an amount that exceeded the average levels seen in people who had recovered from COVID-19.
However, Modern said he will follow the study volunteers for a year after the second injection, to check how long immunity lasts.
What side effects does Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine cause?
According to the results of the tests, of the total number of volunteers, just over half had mild or moderate reactions, such as fatigue, headache, chills, muscle aches, or pain at the injection site, but no complications that require hospitalization or cause death.
The researchers note that such reactions were more likely to occur after receiving a second dose and in people who received the higher dose, although their effects will continue to be studied.