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Callers swamp COVID vaccine appointment hotlines around Charlotte. Here’s what to know

Technology issues have slowed the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out for many people age 75 and older trying to sign up for appointments in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.

This week, many N.C. counties will host their first public coronavirus vaccination clinics, offering shots to anyone 75 or older. But some sign-ups have been delayed by the large number of people trying to call the hotline, according to Mecklenburg and Gaston counties.

On Monday, Mecklenburg County announced that appointments for shots at the Bojangles Coliseum clinic could be made by calling 980-314-9400 and selecting Option 3, or online at mecknc.gov/COVID-19 or https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/83g1hcpv/.

But

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Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in the United States

The authorisation means accelerating the vaccination of frontline healthcare workers and Americans in long-term care facilities - JOEL SAGET/AFP
The authorisation means accelerating the vaccination of frontline healthcare workers and Americans in long-term care facilities – JOEL SAGET/AFP

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine on Friday became the second to receive emergency use authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration, welcome news to a nation with a staggering Covid-19 death toll of more than 307,000.

The FDA announced the authorisation the day after the agency’s panel of outside experts endorsed its use and a week after the FDA authorised a vaccine from Pfizer and German partner BioNTech.

The Pfizer vaccine, which is based on similar technology, has been put into the

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Moderna designed a covid-19 vaccine in just two days thanks to mRNA technology


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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.


As laboratories are working hard to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, it emerged that the American pharmaceutical company Moderna took only two days to design its proposal. The speed of response is a result of the use of new mRNA technology, but how does it work?

What could be the greatest scientific advance of the decade was designed in just 48 hours, according to a New York Times report. Mind you, it took them more than

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How Novavax is pulling out all the stops to produce a coronavirus vaccine by next year

Novavax (NVAX), the latest company to enter the increasingly crowded field to produce a coronavirus vaccine, is juggling multiple pieces in order to meet an aggressive development timeline, CEO Stanley Erck explained to Yahoo Finance on Thursday.

This week, the biotech company entered into clinical trials in Australia, making it one of a dozen companies to do so out of more than 100 existing vaccine candidates. Like other drug candidates, Novavax’s experimental treatment is being produced at risk in order to meet unprecedented demand, with the COVID-19 crisis sickening nearly 6 million worldwide, and killing over 350,000.

Experts say the

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