CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Moderna is one step closer to completing its coronavirus vaccine trial.
The Cambridge-based company said Thursday it has officially enrolled all 30,000 participants in the third phase of the trial, which involves two shots of the vaccination.READ MORE: A Red Sox Jinx? Tickets For Potential World Series Games At Fenway Are On Sale
Right now, 25,654 (85-percent) of them have received the second dose.READ MORE: Racials Slurs Yelled At Players In Several Massachusetts High School Football Games
Once everyone has the second vaccination, Moderna will take two months to assess the safety of it. If the benefits outweigh the risks, the company will then submit a request to the FDA to start emergency use of the vaccine. That would be given to frontline medical workers and other at-risk people first.
Moderna hopes the federal government could give approval for emergency use by the end of the year.MORE NEWS: Medway Police Warn About Car Break-Ins Targeting Women