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"This vaccine provides us with another tool to overcome the current emergency", said EMA Executive Director Emer Cooke.
The decision clears the way for a second vaccine option after the Pfizer-BioNTech jab in an inoculation campaign that has been assailed by critics as lagging far behind those of its neighbours.
The vaccination output has likely increased in recent weeks as states expand the availability of the drugs to more people.
Once the deal is closed, the vaccines will be delivered by mid-year, Romualdez said. One user offered supposed Moderna Inc vaccines for $180, and claimed the vaccine from Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE could be had for $150 and AstraZeneca's for $110 per vial.
While studies have shown a single shot of Moderna's vaccine can promote resistance to COVID-19, scientists warn that limiting Americans to a single dose could come with risks. Authorities started vaccinations on December 19 using the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
"EMA's human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended updating the product information for Comirnaty to clarify that each vial contains six doses of the vaccine", EMA said.
"Patients should never try to secure a vaccine online - no legitimate vaccine is sold online - and only get vaccinated at certified vaccination centers or by certified healthcare providers", a Pfizer spokesman said in a statement.
Cook stressed that European Union authorities "will closely monitor data on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine to ensure ongoing protection of the European Union public".
Despite the increased output, the US remains well behind the goals set by Operation Warp Speed - the joint effort from the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services, which is tasked with distributing the vaccines.