Moderna begins testing COVID-19 vaccine on children


(WIVB) — Moderna has begun testing a COVID-19 vaccine on children.

“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,” said Stéphane Bancel, chief executive officer of Moderna.

The first participants in this second phase of the vaccine study are at least 6 months old, but younger than 12 years old. The children are given two doses, 28 days apart. All of the children who receive the vaccine are healthy.

Moderna is looking to test it on 6,750 children. For more information on this study, and to see if your child is eligible to participate, click/tap here.

The entire study is expected to last 14 months.

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