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Moderna Announces Start of Covid-19 Vaccine Trials for Children, Plans to Enroll 6,750 Participants

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Th study will help assess the potential safety and immunogenicity of Moderna vaccine candidate in this important younger age population. officials said.

US manufacturer Moderna on Tuesday said it has started Covid-19 vaccine trials for children aged from 6 months to under 12 years old, with plans to enroll about 6,750 participants.

“We are pleased to begin this Phase 2/3 study of mRNA-1273 in healthy children in the US and Canada,” said CEO Stephane Bancel in a statement.

“This pediatric study will help us assess the potential safety and immunogenicity of our Covid-19 vaccine candidate in this important younger age population.”

first published:March 16, 2021, 18:20 IST