Moderna on Thursday sought emergency use authorization for the Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years.
The FDA is expected to make a decision on this request in June, NBC News said.
NBC News reported:
Moderna asked the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday to expand the use of its Covid-19 vaccine to children ages 6 months to 5 years.
The drugmaker’s request will now be considered by the FDA, which is expected to make a final decision in June.
The agency is expected to seek the advice of its advisory committee, the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.
Children under 5 are the only group in the U.S. ineligible to receive a Covid vaccine; the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is available to anyone as young as 5, while Moderna’s and Johnson & Johnson’s shots are only available to adults.
Moderna’s vaccine for children 6 months to 5 years old is given as two 25-microgram doses four weeks apart. The dosage is a quarter of the dosage given to adults.
Dr. Simone Gold warned parents of young children: “Do not allow your children to be used as lab rats – there is neither an emergency nor long term safety data.”
Moderna has just requested the FDA authorize its COVID shots for “emergency use” in children under age 6.
Do not allow your children to be used as lab rats – there is neither an emergency nor long term safety data.
— Dr. Simone Gold (@drsimonegold) April 30, 2022
Children are at virtually zero risk of dying from the China Coronavirus.
There are approximately 500 children who die every year from the seasonal flu.
Each year over 1200 children are killed in roadside fatalities.
And approximately 700 children drown.