Which medications in the drug class Vaccines are used in the treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Updated: Jun 25, 2021
  • Author: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, FIDSA, AAHIVS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Vaccines

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization for the vaccines listed below.

COVID-19 vaccine, mRNA-Pfizer (BNT-162b2 [Pfizer])

December 11, 2020: Emergency use authorization (EUA) issued by FDA for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals aged ≥16 years. Administered IM as a 2-dose series 3 weeks apart. 

COVID-19 vaccine, mRNA-Moderna (MRNA-1273 [Moderna])

December 18, 2020: Emergency use authorization (EUA) issued by FDA for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals aged ≥18 years. Administered IM as a 2-dose series 1 month apart. 

COVID-19 vaccine, viral vector-Janssen (Ad26.COV2.S [Johnson & Johnson])

February 27, 2021: Emergency use authorization (EUA) issued by FDA for active immunization to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals aged ≥18 years. Administered IM as a single dose. 


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