• Emergency uses of the vaccine have not been approved or licensed by the FDA, but have been authorized by the FDA, under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is authorized in individuals 6 months of age and older as a primary series. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent is authorized as a booster dose in individuals 6 years of age and older.

  • The EUA for these products is in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 EUA declaration justifying emergency use of the product, unless the declaration is terminated or the authorization is revoked sooner.

  • For more information on the EUA authorized uses of the vaccine, refer to the Fact Sheets for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccine Providers) and Full Prescribing Information.

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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent
is now authorized

The updated booster from Moderna is designed to help protect against multiple COVID-19 variants in a single shot.

What is a Bivalent Vaccine?

Bivalent vaccines are designed to protect against 2 strains of a virus providing greater protection against variants.

Why should patients get a Bivalent Vaccine?

A bivalent is recommended because it's the only type of vaccine that can protect against the most dominant Omicron strains of COVID-19 in the US.
With the rise of more contagious variants, people need greater protection, even with prior vaccination or immunity from COVID-19 infection.

Download the Bivalent Booster Guide

Vaccine Overview for
Vaccination Providers

Adult Primary Series Vaccination

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Bivalent Booster Doses

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent is authorized for use in individuals 6 years of age and older as a single booster dose administered at least 2 months after:

  • Completion of primary vaccination with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • Receipt of the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine

Third Dose for Immunocompromised Individuals

A third primary series dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine at least 1 month following the second dose is authorized for administration to individuals at least 6 months of age who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.

Learn more about vaccination for immunocompromised individuals
COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine packaging, both 11 and 15 dose. *The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine vial labeled “BOOSTER DOSES ONLY” is authorized to provide Primary Series Doses (0.5 mL each) for individuals 6 through 11 years of age. Please see the Dear HCP Letter for more information at https://eua.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/providers.

About the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccines

The vaccines were developed by Moderna, a biotechnology company that has focused on mRNA technology since 2010, and are currently being studied in six clinical trials.

Learn more about the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccines

Storage and Handling

The multiple‑dose vials are stored frozen between -50°C to -15°C (-58°F to 5°F). During storage, minimize exposure to room light, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight and ultraviolet light.

Vials can be stored refrigerated between 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) for up to 30 days prior to first use.

How to properly store and handle

Dosing and Administration

The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine is administered as a primary series by intramuscular injection of two doses (0.5 mL each) 1 month apart to individuals 6 years of age or older or two doses (0.25 mL each) 1 month apart to individuals 6 months-5 years of age.

A third primary series dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine (0.5 mL or 0.25 mL, depending on age) at least 1 month following the second dose is authorized for administration to individuals at least 6 months of age who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.

Bivalent Booster Dosing and Administration

Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine, Bivalent is administered in individuals 6 years of age and older as a single booster dose at least 2 months after:

  • Completion of primary vaccination with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine
  • Receipt of the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine
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Clinical Trial Data

In five clinical trials, approximately 40,000 participants aged 6 months and older received at least one dose of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at our answers to the questions we hear most often from healthcare professionals.

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