COVID – Can the vaccine be given from the age of 6 months?

Moderna has submitted an application for authorization to the European Medicines Agency to make the vaccine against Covid-19 available in the European Union from 6 months to 6 years of age.

An interim evaluation of the second phase of the so-called KidCOVE study in children aged 6 months to 12 years, looking at the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, HVG.

Studies show a robust neutralizing antibody response in children aged 6 months to 6 yearsafter inoculation with the two-dose primary vaccine series from the mRNA-1273 vaccine. There have also been favorable results in terms of safety.

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“We are proud to have been able to submit our results to the authority” – He told Stephane Bancelby Modern Chief Executive Officer. – „We believe the vaccine we have developed will safely protect this age group from the serious complications of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Moderna is currently investigating booster vaccination in older childhood groups and is also launching a clinical trial to evaluate booster vaccination in children aged 6 months to 6 years. The company is testing two types of booster vaccines: the original mRNA-1273 vaccine and the two-component (bivalent) vaccine candidate mRNA-1273.214, which contains both the original Wuhan and omicron-specific mRNA.

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