U.S. FDA staff says Moderna COVID vaccine effective and safe for children

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By Michael Erman (Reuters) -U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers on Friday said Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine appears safe and effective for use in children aged 6 months to 17 years old as a committee of scientists will meet next week to vote on whether to recommend the regulator authorize the vaccine in children. The FDA’s reviewers said in briefing documents published on Friday evening that the vaccine had generated a similar immune response in the children than that observed in adults in previous trials. “Available data support the effectiveness of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccin…

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