By Matthew Roscoe • 03 December 2020 • 13:11
EU reaches deal with Moderna for quicker vaccine supply. Credit: Moderna Press Centre
MODERNA will begin testing its Covid vaccine on adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the US, according to reports on Thursday, December 3.
The Moderna company will begin to evaluate the efficacy and safety of its vaccine against COVID-19 in adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, as reported in the United States clinical trials portal (clinicaltrials.gov) and The New York Times.
The study will include 3,000 adolescents, of whom half will receive two injections of the vaccine four weeks apart and the other half a placebo.
The trial “is not yet recruiting” participants and there is still no start date, Colleen Hussey, a spokeswoman for Moderna, told the US newspaper.
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