The American drug watchdog FDA has decided to allow a second emergency corona vaccine to the American market.
That decision came after a group of experts gave a positive advice on Thursday about the emergency authorization of the vaccine from the American company Moderna.
The FDA itself has previously made it clear that it does not see any specific safety concerns. The US is the first country to use the Moderna vaccine.
Last week the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech was already approved. The European regulator EMA will decide on this drug early next week, and also brought forward the decision on the Moderna vaccine.
That is now six days earlier, on January 6. The Netherlands has also ordered doses of Moderna.