Moderna (MRNA) Announces Qatar Ministry of Public Health Issues Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine

February 11, 2021 9:48 AM EST

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Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced that the Qatar Ministry of Public Health has issued an emergency use authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna.

“I want to thank the Qatar Ministry of Public Health for this authorization, which marks an important step forward in the global fight against COVID-19. We appreciate their continued confidence in our mRNA vaccine,” said Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer of Moderna.

The approval is based on the totality of scientific evidence shared by the Company, including a data analysis from the pivotal Phase 3 clinical study announced on November 30. Qatar has secured access to COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna through a supply agreement announced on October 26, 2020.

Moderna has also received authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine from health agencies in the United States, Canada, Israel, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Singapore. Moderna is also working with additional health agencies and with the World Health Organization on the authorization of its vaccine in respective jurisdictions.

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