Health Canada approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 6 to 11 | CBC News

Well being Canada has approved the usage of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids between the ages of six and 11 years outdated.

The vaccine, branded Spikevax, was just lately cleared to be used amongst children in the identical age group in Australia and the European Union.

Final 12 months, the corporate mentioned its two-dose, mRNA vaccine generated virus-neutralizing antibodies in youngsters aged six to 11 years outdated and security was akin to that seen in scientific trials of adolescents and adults.

The dosing schedule authorised by Well being Canada is to offer the 2 doses — a 100 microgram dose every for ages 12 and older, and a half-dose every for ages 6 to 11 — one month aside.

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Low vaccine uptake in youngsters below 12 considerations well being officers

As COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed throughout the nation, Canadian well being officers say they’re involved about low vaccine uptake in youngsters below 12. 2:14

The shot can be authorised as a booster dose for adults 18 and up.

Canada approved Moderna’s vaccine for adolescents again in August. 

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