Teenagers could be that much closer to getting the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Moderna is applying for emergency authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for use of its vaccine for teenagers ages 12 to 17, the company said Thursday in a statement.
“We are encouraged that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective at preventing COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 infection in adolescents,” said Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel in the statement.
The application follows news at the end of May from Moderna that the vaccine is. Vaccine maker in mid-May for its vaccine for those ages 12 to 15.
The Biden administration said Wednesday that it would donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to the world’s lowest-income nations over the next year.