Moderna Expects Covid Vaccine Data for Kids Aged 2-5 by March

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Moderna expects to report data from its COVID-19 vaccine trial in children ages 2 to 5 in March.

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“If the data is supportive and subject to regulatory consultation, Moderna can proceed with regulatory filings for children.” 2-5 years age after that,” the company said in a statement.

Moderna (ticker: mRNA) has already received regulatory authorization for adolescents aged 12–17 in Europe, the UK, Australia and Canada, and has submitted applications for those aged 6–11.

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In the US, the Food and Drug Administration told Moderna in November that it would require more time To complete its evaluation of the company’s vaccine for children 12 to 17 years of age, a recent analysis of the risk of a type of heart inflammation called myocarditis after vaccination, a rare side effect that occurs mainly in young affects men. The shot is authorized for people 18 and older.

Covid infections are rising across the United States, disrupting schools and burdening hospitals.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday that Kovid-19 admitted to hospital There has been an increase of about 33% in the US and a nearly 40% increase in deaths compared to a week ago. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky said at a media briefing that the increase is largely related to the Omicron version of the virus, which now represents about 90% of Covid cases in the US.

To help hospitals deal with staffing shortages, President Joe Biden is sending medical teams to six states, including New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Michigan – USA Today reported on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Blackstone (BX) became the latest Wall Street firm to require its US employees to receive booster shots to return to the office. The world’s largest alternative asset manager told employees they should get boosters “as soon as possible”, a spokesman told Businesshala,

Earlier this week, Citigroup (C) said that it fire brigade In the US in late January, those who have not been vaccinated or exempted became the first major financial institutions to implement a vaccine mandate.

The bank has a stricter policy than some of its biggest peers. Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Morgan Stanley (MS) are among banks that have asked employees to work from home for a few weeks amid a surge in coronavirus cases due to the highly contagious Omron variant. Said.

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