Moderna says its COVID shots work for kids under 6

Moderna said in the coming weeks it would ask regulators in the U.S. and Europe to authorize two small-dose shots for youngsters under 6. The company also is seeking to have larger doses cleared for older children and teens in the U.S.

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March 23, 2022 - 2:57 PM

Moderna says its low-dose COVID-19 vaccine works in children younger than 6. TNS

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine works in babies, toddlers and preschoolers, the company announced Wednesday —and if regulators agree it could mean a chance to finally start vaccinating the littlest kids by summer.

Moderna said in the coming weeks it would ask regulators in the U.S. and Europe to authorize two small-dose shots for youngsters under 6. The company also is seeking to have larger doses cleared for older children and teens in the U.S.

Early results from the study found that tots developed high levels of virus-fighting antibodies from shots containing a quarter of the dose given to adults — although just like with all ages, the vaccine was less effective against the super-contagious omicron mutant.

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