What to know about the new COVID vaccine for kids under 5 – CBC

Jul 15, 2022

Answers to key questions after Health Canada approves Moderna vaccine for young children

Canada’s drug regulator, for the first time, has approved a COVID-19 vaccine for infants and preschoolers.

Health Canada announced on Thursday that the Moderna vaccine can be given to young children between six months and five years old, in doses one-quarter the size of that approved for adults.

The approval was based on review of clinical trial data from Canada and the United States, and means 1.7 million more Canadians will soon be able to get a vaccine against the COVID-19 virus.

Many parents have been waiting for this announcement, and many also have questions.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-vaccine-kids-moderna-1.6520990

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