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Moderna Okays COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids 6-11 | Health News

MASSACHUSETTS – Moderna told the public that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children to use.

According to Moderna’s announcement last Monday, the company’s COVID-19 vaccine provides children with a more robust immune system. 

Moderna studied the effects of the COVID-19 vaccine on 4,500 youths through a “randomized, observer-blind, placebo-controlled expansion study.” The company used a two-dose vaccine, half of the dose in an adult vaccine. 

Moderna reported that the adverse effects were only mild or moderate for the youth, with the most common side effects being fatigue, headache, and fever.

Moderna did not release any new information regarding the vaccine’s efficacy with other cases of heart inflammation, the most common side effect of mRNA vaccines. Moderna and Pfizer both present the risk of heart inflammation because of their vaccines. 

Although death and serious illness are not present in most COVID-19 vaccines, some children also develop rare complications. This possibility continues to hinder the country’s desired vaccination rate in unvaccinated children. 

Since parents refuse to vaccinate their children, they can still spread the virus to other children and adults. 

Moderna’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephane Bancel, expressed the company’s confidence in the immunogenicity and safety profile.  

Bancel announced the company’s intentions to submit the findings to the US Food and Drug Administration for approval. The company also intends to file for approval with other global regulators to “remain committed to doing our part to help end the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

The Food and Drug Administration is still deliberating the vaccine’s efficacy. The FDA is also deliberating to authorize the Pfizer – BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children. 

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