The Hague (AFP)
The European Medicines Agency announced on Tuesday that, as of next July, it will issue its decision on a request submitted by the American company Moderna to allow children aged 12 to 17 to be immunized with its vaccine against the Corona virus.
The agency said it would conduct an “accelerated evaluation process” of the conditional license application that the US drugmaker submitted Monday.
“The European Medicines Agency will announce the result of the evaluation, which is supposed to be released in July, unless additional information is needed,” she added.
The European Agency said it would evaluate data on Moderna’s vaccine, which the European Union authorized in January to immunize adults, based on the results of a large clinical trial in adolescents.
Currently, there is only one vaccine approved by the Agency to immunize adolescents in the European Union, the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine, which was approved in May.
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