It is supposed that half of the dose will be provided to people at the age of 18 up to 55.
Head of Operation Warp Speed, the federal vaccine program Moncef Slaoui stated that the negotiations are being held with Moderna Company on the feasibility of such a decision. Besides, the reduction of the dose will help to vaccinate twice more people.
Currently, the Moderna vaccine provides two shots with a four-week interval.
As we reported, the United Kingdom starts a mass vaccination of the population from the coronavirus by AstraZeneca vaccine. First, two hospitals in London, a hospital in the south and a hospital in the north of England, a hospital in the Midlands, and one Oxford hospital will receive the vaccine.