FDA Approves Moderna RSV Vaccine for Older Adults

June 7, 2024

On May 31, 2024, The US FDA approved Moderna’s mRESVIA(R) respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for adults over 60 years of age. RSV is a highly contagious virus that infects the lower lungs and can cause pneumonia. It causes thousands of deaths per year among older patients in the United States. One of the major structures needed for RSV to infect a host cell is the fusion, or F glycoprotein. This structure enables the virus to merge with human cells and deliver its contents. mRESVIA(R) is an mRNA vaccine, the first mRNA vaccine to be approved other than for COVID-19. This vaccine instructs our cells to recognize and destroy the F glycoprotein present on RSV, providing significant protection of the lower airway from infection. Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research and Fleming Island Center for Clinical Research participated in the Phase II ConquerRSV Trials. Moderna expects mRESVIA(R) to be available for the 2024-2025 RSV season.

Sources: https://investors.modernatx.com/news/news-details/2024/Moderna-Receives-U.S.-FDA-Approval-for-RSV-Vaccine-mRESVIAR/default.aspx

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