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US CDC Advisor Supports Moderna COVID Vaccine for Teens and Older Children

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In this file photo taken on January 7, 2022, the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is prepared for administration at Union Station in Los Angeles.
In the photo of this file taken on January 7, 2022, the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for administration at the Union Station in Los Angeles. Is being prepared. Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unanimously voted to recommend the use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky will soon approve the recommendation, and the US government will soon be able to begin rolling out Moderna vaccines for these age groups.

This means that all Americans over the age of 6 months have access to both mRNA COVID vaccines.

A Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine based on similar messenger RNA technology will be available to children aged 5 to 11 years from October for teens to over a year.

CDC official Sara Oliver told an expert advisory board that approximately 25 million U.S. children and adolescents in that age group have not yet received even a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I did.

There was concern that the Moderna vaccine, given at higher doses than Pfizer / BioNTech injections, could cause a higher proportion of heart inflammation, primarily in young men.

Last week, authorities said that although recent U.S. data showed a numerically higher incidence of myocarditis or pericarditis in Moderna shots, the findings were not statistically significant. He said it could be due to chance.

Last week, the FDA approved the Moderna vaccine for groups aged 6 to 11 years, along with approval for use in children aged 6 months to 5 years.

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