Moderna Requests Permission for Corona Vaccine for Young Children
Moderna says its own corona vaccine is suitable for use in children up to the age of 6.
The pharmaceutical company has asked the American health authorities for permission to use the vaccine for this age group. The company announced this on Thursday.
It would be the first vaccine suitable for children under the age of 5. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine can already be used in children aged 5 years and older, but tests with the Pfizer vaccine in younger children showed that it offered too little protection compared to adults.
Pfizer, therefore, continued the tests in children between 2 and 4 years old with a third injection.
According to test results published by Moderna in March, the proprietary vaccine is safe for children up to 6 years of age, and they are just as well protected after vaccination as adults.