The Moderna vaccine has been approved in the US along with the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine.
The FDA decided that the benefits of the vaccines outweigh the risks for people who are aged 18 years and upwards.
Once the vaccine is authorised for emergency use, Moderna will begin shipping millions of doses to the US. Making it the second vaccine that will be disseminated in the country.
Meanwhile, European countries face a substantial increase in cases and race to get vaccines approved.