July 23, 2021
The European Medicines Agency has approved use of Moderna’s Covid vaccine for children aged between 12 and 17.
It is the second Covid jab to be approved for adolescents by the EU’s medicines authority – in May, the Pfizer-BioNTech one got the go-ahead.
The US-made Moderna jab requires two doses, four weeks apart, the EMA says.
The European Commission is expected to widen vaccination with Moderna to young people now, based on the EMA’s recommendation.