Recent Developments On The COVID-19 Vaccination In The United States – Good News For You
COVID-19 pandemic started from Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and is still prevailing in 2021 globally. As of January 4, 2021, the United States ranks as the country with the highest COVID-19 cases. As a means of extra safety precautions, the UrgentWay Medical Center staff is under constant drills for the COVID-19 immunization process.
We are here to inform our patients regarding the corona-virus vaccination and how you can get tested for COVID-19 for free at our walk-in urgent care centers. Here is what you need to know:
The COVID-19 Vaccination Clinical Trials Commenced In The USA
The “Pharma-giants” from the US and worldwide have started clinical trials of 3 to 4 different variants of the vaccination, with each aiming at the best possible immunity with the least possible side effects.
The “mRNA-1273“ vaccine from Moderna was the first to kickstart vaccination development in the US back in March 2020. The COVID-19 vaccination has been performing well with the most promising results compared to the companies.
The Moderna vaccine clinical trials were set up at distinct levels or phases to ensure maximum effectiveness and the highest safety standards.
In the first phase of the clinical trial, Moderna selected forty-five healthy volunteers ranging from eighteen to fifty-five. Each volunteer received two shots with an interval of 28 days as per the proposed schedule. The trial participants were assessed for various factors to confirm the vaccination’s stability, efficacy, and effectiveness against the corona-virus. The trial participants are showing positive signs so far and are scheduled for a re-assessment after some months.
Given the clinical data obtained from the initial trial, Moderna intends to move forward with level 2 of the clinical trial. With potentially high hopes, Moderna will establish the vaccine’s mass population safety criteria after phase 2.
When Will The Vaccine Be Available At Clinics In The United States?
All health departments in the United States are working under emergency conditions to make the COVID-19 vaccination available to the masses. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reinforces successful vaccination development to be available as fast as possible. Moderna’s vaccine is supported by the United States HHS as well.
Also backed by HHS is Florida-based company Janssen Research and Development to conduct clinical trials of a test vaccine named “Ad26 SARS-CoV-2”. This trial will establish the safety and effectiveness profile of the vaccine offered by the company.
Jannsen R&D is on track to make the COVID-19 vaccination available by September 2021. They have adopted the COVID vaccine process, which is similar to the one used in the Ebola vaccine’s fast-track development.
Why Is It Taking Too Long For A Vaccine?
Pharmacists and all concerned health professionals intensely research all aspects of a disease. They require adequate data to feed the development process of any successful drug available in the market.
Since this disease is of pandemic and mutative nature, its treatment options demand safety confirmation among the population. That’s why clinical trials of vaccines are necessary before they are public.
Get Yourself Tested For COVID-19:
Although the vaccination is unavailable for the general public at this time, monitoring your symptoms and visiting a physician for a timely diagnosis is the key to surviving this pandemic. At UrgentWay Medical Center, we are providing safe and hassle-free PCR, Rapid, and Antibody testing in New York City as sanctioned by the Department of Health, New York.
Book an appointment today for COVID-19 Testing at one of our convenient locations in New York.