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EU Watchdog Approves Moderna's Vaccine Against Covid for Teenagers

The Moderna vaccine will be given in two injections, four weeks apart. (Reuters)

The Moderna vaccine will be given in two injections, four weeks apart. (Reuters)

This will be the second vaccine for adolescents for use in Europe.

The European medicines watchdog on Friday approved the use of Moderna’s anti-coronavirus vaccine for children aged 12 to 17, making it the second jab for adolescents for use on the continent.

“The use of the Spikevax vaccine in children from 12 to 17 years of age will be the same as in people aged 18 and above," the European Medicines Agency said, adding it will be given in two injections, four weeks apart.

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first published:July 23, 2021, 19:16 IST