Moderna is seeking an emergency approval for the Covid vaccine for under the age of 6

Moderna is seeking an emergency approval for the Covid vaccine for under the age of 6 ...

The number of new Covid-19 cases that was recorded on October 31, 2021, has plummeted to the highest level in six months, with a surprising number of high and very little numbers being reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to the CDC, the number of daily new cases in the United States has increased from 25,454 on Oct. 31, 2021, to 1.26 million on January 10, only to totalize 9,486 new cases by March 13, and reverse course again, totaling 88,535 new cases on April 27.

If not for Moderna (MRNA) vaccines and booster shots, the infection rate would probably be significantly higher, according to the CDC. Reportand Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - Get Johnson & Johnson Report. According to the CDC, 82.5% of people 5 years old and older in the United States have had at least one vaccination dose.

On December 11, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration approved moderna''s emergency use of its vaccine for persons 18 and older, according to the US Health and Human Services website. The FDA approved Johnson & Johnson''s Janssen vaccination emergency use for persons 18 and older on February 27, 2021.

The FDA voted on its permits to include emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents ages 12 to 15, and on October 29, 2021, approved emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. However, children under the age of five have been denied vaccines since the start of the epidemic.

When Will Children Under 5 Get Covid Vaccine?

According to a statement, Moderna became the first pharmaceutical company to seek immediate medical authorization for its vaccine, mRNA-1273, which is now available to the FDA for children aged 6 months old to under two years and 2 years to under six years old.

"We are pleased to say that we have submitted our EUA request for the purchase of our COVID-19 vaccine for young children," said Moderna''s CEO. "We believe mRNA-1273 will be able to safely protect these children against SARS-CoV-2, which is so vital in our ongoing fight against COVID-19, and will be especially welcomed by parents and caregivers."

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Good interim results from the Phase 2/3 KidCOVE study demonstrated a robust neutralizing antibody response in the 6 month to under 6 years of age group following a two-dose primary series of mRNA-1273, along with a favorable safety profile. The antibody titers in the pre-specified 6 month to 23 month and 2 years to under 6 years age groups met the statistical criteria for similarity in the COVE study, according to a statement.

A supportive preliminary efficacy assessment on cases collected during the Omicron wave included home testing for Covid-19. Using a central lab RT-PCR vaccine, efficacy remained significant at 51% for 6 months to under 2 years, and 37% for 2 years to under 6 years. These efficacy estimates are similar to vaccine efficacy estimates for adults against Omicron.

The use authorization submission for children aged 6 months to under 6 years in emergency is expected to be completed next week.

How Safe is the Vaccine for Children?

Dr. Paul Burton, Moderna''s chief medical officer on CBS News'' "Face the Nation," said on May 1 that the company will post all of its information electronically to the FDA by May 9 so they may begin their research. However, Burton said that Moderna already provided the FDA with the information they need to initiate their study.

Burton was optimistic that the vaccination would be suitable for children aged between 6 and 6 years old.

"So, first of all, on safety -- and we can talk about that -- the safety profile we see with this vaccine, in these very young children, was quite reassuring. Actual rates of safety events, even lower than we see in six-year-olds to 12-year-olds. "So that''s amazing," Burton said of "Face the Nation."

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