US News: Coronavirus: Moderna asks the EU to allow its vaccine for 6-11 years

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CORONAVIRUS: MODERNA DEMANDE À L'UE D'AUTORISER SON VACCIN POUR LES 6-11 ANS © Reuters / Mike Segar Coronavirus: Moderna asks the EU to authorize its vaccine for 6-11 years

(Reuters) - Moderna formally requested Tuesday to the European Union to authorize the use of its vaccine against COVID-19 in children aged 6 to 11 years.

This request then intervenes that several European countries have suspended the use of the modern vaccine for people under the age of 30 due to a rare, but real risk of heart inflammation (myocarditis and pericarditis) in this population. .

in France, the High Authority of Health (HAS) recommended, in a notice published Monday, to use the vaccine developed by Pfizer and Biontech that the modern vaccine for under 30, citing the conclusions of a Study conducted by Epi-Phare, a structure that associated medicare and the national drug safety agency.

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In the United States, the drug regulator has not yet spoken over the demands for the authorization of the modern vaccine for the 12 -17 years pending the result of more in-depth studies on the risk of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle).

The laboratory is waiting for the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to decide on this age group before submitting an application for authorization for 6-11 years.

Moderna, which lavasted last month the effectiveness of its vaccine among young children, on the other hand, requested Tuesday to the European Medicine Agency (EMA) to authorize the injection to 6-11 years of a dose 50 micrograms, half of the dose administered to adults.

(Manojna Maddipatla and Manas Mishra in Bangalore, French version Tangi Salaün, edited by Jean-Stéphane Brush)

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