for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
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healthy people welcome
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The mRNA-1273 vaccine is being developed to prevent COVID-19, the disease resulting from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection. The study is designed to primarily evaluate the efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity of mRNA-1273 to prevent COVID-19 for up to 2 years after the second dose of mRNA-1273.

Official Title

A Phase 3, Randomized, Stratified, Observer-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Immunogenicity of mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine in Adults Aged 18 Years and Older


This is a 2-part Phase 3 study, with Part A (Blinded Phase) and Part B (Open-label Observational Phase). Participants in Part A are blinded to their treatment assignment, with participants receiving either 2 active mRNA-1273 vaccine doses or placebo. Part B of the study is designed to offer participants to be unblinded so that participants who received placebo in Part A can request 2 doses of open-label mRNA-1273 vaccine. Additionally, participants who choose to be unblinded and was only able to receive 1 dose of mRNA-1273 due to administrative reasons, can choose to receive the second dose of mRNA-1273 during Part B. Please access for additional information, such as Study Overview, Participation, and Site Locations along with contact numbers for each location for the study.


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You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Participants who are at high risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, defined as adults whose locations or circumstances put them at appreciable risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.
  • Understands and agrees to comply with the study procedures and provides written informed consent.
  • Able to comply with study procedures based on the assessment of the Investigator.
  • Female participants of non-childbearing potential may be enrolled in the study. Non-childbearing potential is defined as surgically sterile (history of bilateral tubal ligation, bilateral oophorectomy, hysterectomy) or postmenopausal (defined as amenorrhea for ≥12 consecutive months prior to Screening without an alternative medical cause). A follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level may be measured at the discretion of the Investigator to confirm postmenopausal status.
  • Female participants of childbearing potential may be enrolled in the study if the participant fulfills all the following criteria:
  • Has a negative pregnancy test at Screening and on the day of the first dose (Day 1).
  • Has practiced adequate contraception or has abstained from all activities that could result in pregnancy for at least 28 days prior to the first dose (Day 1).
  • Has agreed to continue adequate contraception through 3 months following the second dose on Day 29.
  • Is not currently breastfeeding.
  • Healthy adults or adults with pre-existing medical conditions who are in stable condition. A stable medical condition is defined as disease not requiring significant change in therapy or hospitalization for worsening disease during the 3 months before enrollment.

Additional Inclusion Criteria for Part B:

Participants who were previously enrolled in the mRNA-1273-P301 study and chose to be unblinded.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Is acutely ill or febrile 72 hours prior to or at Screening. Fever is defined as a body temperature ≥38.0°Celsius/100.4°Fahrenheit. Participants meeting this criterion may be rescheduled within the relevant window periods. Afebrile participants with minor illnesses can be enrolled at the discretion of the Investigator.
  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • (Part A Only) Known history of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • Prior administration of an investigational coronavirus (SARS-CoV, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome [MERS]-CoV) vaccine or current/planned simultaneous participation in another interventional study to prevent or treat COVID-19.
  • (Part A Only) Demonstrated inability to comply with the study procedures.
  • (Part A Only) An immediate family member or household member of this study's personnel.
  • Known or suspected allergy or history of anaphylaxis, urticaria, or other significant adverse reaction to the vaccine or its excipients.
  • Bleeding disorder considered a contraindication to intramuscular injection or phlebotomy.
  • Has received or plans to receive a vaccine within 28 days prior to the first dose (Day 1) or plans to receive a non-study vaccine within 28 days prior to or after any dose of investigational product (except for seasonal influenza vaccine).
  • Has participated in an interventional clinical study within 28 days prior to the day of enrollment.
  • Immunosuppressive or immunodeficient state, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, asplenia, and recurrent severe infections.
  • Has received systemic immunosuppressants or immune-modifying drugs for >14 days in total within 6 months prior to Screening (for corticosteroids ≥20 milligram (mg)/day of prednisone equivalent).
  • Has received systemic immunoglobulins or blood products within 3 months prior to the day of Screening.
  • Has donated ≥450 milliliters (mL) of blood products within 28 days prior to Screening.


  • University of California San Diego
    La Jolla California 92093 United States
  • UCLA Vine Street Clinic CRS
    Los Angeles California 90038 United States
  • Medical Center For Clinical Research - M3 Wake Research
    San Diego California 92108 United States


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