EMA nods Moderna vaccine for 6-11yr old kids

Brussels, March 4 ( /Xinhua) The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has authorised Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for children aged 6 to 11. EMA’s Head of Biological Health Threats and Vaccines Strategy, Marco Cavaleri said at a press briefing on Thursday that younger children will be given half the dose given to older children and adults. Cavaleri informed that the Moderna shot was also being recommended for use as a booster dose in people who had received other vaccines. Children had previously been given the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which was the only vaccine EMA had approved for children aged five and over. The EMA also recommended booster shots of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for those aged 12 and over. Data from countries, including Israel and the ted States, covering over 400,000 children showed that a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in children aged 12 and over was “safe and effective”, he added. /XINHUA JNA

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