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FDA advisers vote yes to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5 and under in U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s outside vaccine advisers have voted unanimously that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children between six months and five years of age should be authorized. 

They will vote separately on Pfizer’s vaccine submission for young children later Wednesday afternoon. 

For both vaccines, the 21 advisers are voting on the question of whether the benefits outweigh the risks. 

Young children are the only group that has remained ineligible for immunization during the pandemic.

Health Canada is also reviewing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger children. Canada has not yet received an application for that age group from Pfizer. 

There is no word yet when a decision will be made in Canada. 

More to come 



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