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Moderna seeks COVID-19 vaccine authorization for kids under 6 yrs

Moderna requests vaccine authorization for kids. Authorization sought for kids 6 months to 6 yrs.

Where: United States

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Moderna has submitted an emergency use authorization request to the FDA to fast-track its COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273) for usage on kids aged six months to under two years and for those aged two to six.
According to Moderna, clinical study results demonstrated a robust neutralizing antibody response and a favorable safety profile after a two-dose primary series vaccination course of mRNA-1273 in the defined age group.
Moderna stated that their request is based on a 25 microgram two-dose primary series of its mRNA vaccine in children aged from six months to six years.
Moderna has reported that it is also currently studying booster doses for all pediatric cohorts. Moderna added that it had submitted similar requests with other international health regulatory authorities.
Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel stated, “We believe mRNA-1273 will be able to safely protect these children against SARS-CoV-2, which is so important in our continued fight against COVID-19 and will be especially welcomed by parents and caregivers.”

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