Moderna’s Covid-19 jab given green light by EU drugs regulator for use in adolescents

The EU's medicines regulator

The EU’s medicines regulator has given its backing for Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine to be administered to minors aged between 12 and 17, citing positive results in trials involving 3,732 participants.

In a statement on Friday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gave its recommendation for the Spikevax Covid-19 shot to be administered to adolescents aged 12-17. The Moderna vaccine, which is taken in a two-shot-regimen, is now the second Covid-19 jab which has been approved by the agency for use in those under the age of 18.

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