THERE’S more good news when it comes to fighting COVID-19 – a new vaccine has been created that’s 95% effective.
US company Moderna carried out trials of their vaccine on 30,000 people, with half being given two doses of the vaccine, four weeks apart, and the rest having dummy injections. The company claim the vaccine is protecting 94.5% of the people who’ve had it.
Moderna expects to have 20 million doses available in America and hopes to have up to one billion doses available for use around the world. The UK has ordered five million doses of the vaccine, which should be available from spring 2021.