Moderna Says COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Highly Effective’ In Adolescents

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Medical staff prepare Moderna coronavirus vaccines for use at the newly-opened mass vaccination centre in Tokyo on May 24, 2021. (Photo by Carl Court / POOL / AFP)

US biotech firm Moderna said Tuesday that trials had shown its Covid-19 vaccine is “highly effective” in adolescents aged 12-17 and the company would seek regulators’ approval in June.

“We are encouraged that mRNA-1273 was highly effective at preventing Covid-19 in adolescents,” CEO Stephane Bancel said in a statement.

(FILES) In this file photo Moderna vaccines are seen kept on the table at a Covid-19 vaccine at Florida Memorial University Vaccination Site in Miami Gardens, Florida on April 14, 2021 (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

“We will submit these results to the US FDA and regulators globally in early June and request authorization.”

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 18, 2020 shows a syringe and a bottle reading “Vaccine Covid-19” next to the Moderna biotech company logo. – US biotech firm Moderna said on May 25, 2021 that trials had shown its Covid-19 vaccine is “highly effective” in adolescents aged 12-17 and the company would seek regulators’ approval in June. “We are encouraged that mRNA-1273 was highly effective at preventing Covid-19 in adolescents,” CEO Stephane Bancel said in a statement.”We will submit these results to the US FDA and regulators globally in early June and request authorization.” (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

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