Moderna seeks authorization for COVID-19 vaccine in children as young as 6 months old

While a portion of the public is now eligible to receive a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the FDA has not yet authorized a vaccine for children aged 6 months to 5 years old.

Moderna (Nasdaq:MRNA) is vying to be the first. The company announced today that it is filing a request for emergency use authorization (EUA) for its mRNA-1273 vaccine in young children. The company anticipates that it will complete the filing next week.

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