Moderna Has Begun Testing COVID-19 Vaccine on Children

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Health Editor’s Note: It is very important that we are able to vaccinate children under 18 (Pfizer vaccine is approved for use in those 16-years old and up). Getting a safe, effective vaccine into children is paramount to protecting the entire population of the world. Children can get back to learning and living a normal life of a child…..Carol

Moderna has begun testing its COVID-19 vaccine on young children

by Caitlin O’Kane/CBS news

Moderna has begun testing its COVID-19 vaccine on young children, the company announced Tuesday. The study, called KidCOVE, is testing Moderna’s vaccine candidate in children ages 6 months to less than 12 years old.

“It is humbling to know that 53 million doses have been administered to people in the U.S.,” Stéphane Bancel, chief executive officer of Moderna, said in a statement. “We are encouraged by the primary analysis of the Phase 3 COVE study of mRNA-1273 in adults ages 18 and above and this pediatric study will help us assess the potential safety and immunogenicity of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate in this important younger age population.”

Moderna plans to enroll approximately 6,750 pediatric participants in the U.S. and Canada in the two-part study. In part 1, each participant ages 2 years to less than 12 years may receive one of two dose levels, while each participant ages six months to less than 2 years may receive one of three dose levels.

Following analysis, researchers will determine which dose will be used in part 2 of the study, which involves a placebo for comparison.

Children participating in the study will be followed for 12 months after receiving the second vaccination…… Read More:

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Mike Hughes, Children should have been included from the beginning of the clinical trials. Then they would be getting inoculated. The experimenting was in arriving at the process to develop the vaccine. No experimenting is going on now.

  2. The Mortality rate in the US from COVID,overall is .0258. Your use of extra zeros makes you a Fox News fool. Learn math. For every 100 that test positive, 2.58 die. It was much higher.

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