Moderna Covid vaccine can remain stable at refrigerated temperatures for 3 months, company says – CNBC

Getty ImagesModernas Covid-19 vaccine can remain stable at temperature levels found in fridges for 3 months, the business stated Thursday, mentioning brand-new data.The mRNA vaccine is presently approved to be kept in the refrigerator between 36 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 30 days and up to 7 months in the freezer at minus 4 Fahrenheit, according to the business. It likewise said it is working on new formulations of its vaccine that might extend the shots refrigerated shelf life even further.Modernas Covid vaccine is one of three authorized for usage in the U.S. It was previously allowed for 10 dosages, enough to inoculate 5 individuals given that the vaccine requires two shots provided a month apart.Separately, the business announced Thursday it is increasing its minimum Covid vaccine production target for 2021 to 800 million doses, up from 700 million.