Moderna has started human trials of the Kovid-19 vaccine on children below 12 years, including six months. The company said that the objective is to include 6 thousand 750 healthy children from the US and Canada. Previously, he has conducted human trials of the vaccine on 12–17-year-old children, but has not announced the results.
Human testing of the vaccine on children under 12 years of age
Researchers want to see the response to the vaccine by starting human trials with young children. Each child involved in a human trial will be administered two doses at an interval of 28 days, as is currently done with adults taking the vaccine. Moderna has said to do her research in two parts. The first part will include children between 2-12 years of age and they will be given two doses.
The company said that every dose would be 50 or 100 micrograms. While children under 2 years of age, two doses of 25, 50 or 100 micrograms can be given. In the second phase of the test, select doses will be administered to the children. The researchers will monitor the participants one year after the second vaccination to check the vaccine’s effect. Then an interim analysis will be done to find out what the best dose is for each group.
The children including the innocent will be under 12 years of age.
The severity of the disease in children or the possibility of dying from Kovid-19 is much less than that of adults, but they have the ability to spread the virus to others. Epidemiologists say that vaccination of this section of the population is necessary. Moderna has announced to dodge the first patients in the initial human trial of the ‘next generation’ of their vaccine this week.
The new vaccine, MRN, can potentially be stored in refrigerators rather than freezers, making its delivery and vaccination much easier, especially in developing countries. Moderna’s two-dose vaccine is one of three vaccines approved for use in the US against Kovid-19. Two other vaccines, one developed by Pfizer-BioNotech and the other by Johnson & Johnson’s single dose, got the green signal.
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