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Moderna Vaccine Protects Vaccinated For Up To A Year

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA/KECY) - The Moderna vaccine appears to give people at least a year's worth of protection from COVID-19.

That's according to Tal Zaks, the biotechnology company's chief medical officer.

Vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer were both granted emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

According to Zaks, Moderna will test to see if a third dose of the vaccine will result in longer protection.

The two needed doses of the vaccine are given about a month apart.

Since this is a new product, officials aren't sure how long they last.

Coronavirus / Vaccine / Video

Christian Galeno

Christian Galeno joined KYMA/KSWT in July of 2019 as a Weekend Anchor and multimedia journalist.

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