Moderna said Tuesday its Covid-19 vaccine was 100% effective in a study of adolescents ages 12 to 17, making it the second shot behind Pfizer’s to demonstrate high efficacy in younger age groups.
The company said it plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration to expand the emergency use of its Covid vaccine for teens early next month.
If approved, it would likely dramatically expand the number of shots available to middle and high school students ahead of the next school year. Pfizer and German partner BioNTech were cleared to use their vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds earlier this month.
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BREAKING: Moderna study of more than 3,700 12- to 17-year olds found 100% effficacy in those who received 2-dose #covid19 #vaccine, no significant safety problems. Will apply for FDA authorization.https://t.co/l0MHiLjCcA
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) May 25, 2021