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COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Nearly 95% Effectiveness

As COVID-19 hospitalizations hit record highS in the metro this week, there was promising news on the vaccine front.

At Meridian Clinical Research in northwest Omaha, there are more than 1,700 Nebraskans who have volunteered to participate in the Moderna and Pfizer clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Last week brought encouragement from Pfizer, while on Monday Moderna said independent monitors rated its vaccine nearly 95% effective.

“I think this is an unbelievable effectiveness. We have two excellent candidates - Pfizer and Moderna. They both look like very effective vaccines," said Rudolf Kotula, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Methodist Physicians Clinic.

WOWT: COVID-19 vaccine shows nearly 95% effectiveness