Moderna Gives 1st Vaccine to Kids as Young as 6 months as Part of Study


Children from the ages of 6 months to less than 12 year old have now been given their first dose of the Moderna vaccine as part of the company's safety and effectiveness study.

The children participating in the study will be given two injections 28 days apart of either the Moderna vaccine or a saline placebo.

There will be three different possible doses from 25 micrograms up to 100 micrograms that will be given to the children who received Moderna.

The plan is to enroll about 6,750 children from both the U.S. and Canada, and which will be taking place at sites in at least eight states, including Arizona and California to South Carolina and Texas.

Moderna plans to enroll roughly 6,750 children in the U.S. and Canada for the study, which is taking place at sites in at least eight states, from Arizona and California to South Carolina and Texas.

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