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Canada approved Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12-17

Canada approved Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12-17

Canada approved Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12-17.  

On  August 27,  Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada said  that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for use in adolescents. Further details will come out soon.

Previous news on June 07: 

Canada approves Moderna for 100% prevention of severe illness in 12-year-olds

The American vaccine manufacturer Moderna is applying for Health Canada to approve its COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents 12 years and older.

Previously, a study showed that Moderna’s vaccine is “very effective” in preventing COVID-19 infections in this age group.

Moderna submitted its declaration on Monday morning and is currently awaiting approval from Health Canada.

Canada approved Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12-17

100% prevention of severe illness 93% prevention of mild illness

Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna, said: “We are pleased to announce that we have submitted an authorization application to Health Canada for the COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents.”

“We are encouraged that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is very effective in preventing young people from contracting COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2.”

Moderna’s research focused on the vaccine’s effect on nearly 2,500 adolescents, claiming to be 100% effective in preventing symptomatic infections.

The company also stated that its vaccine is 93% effective in preventing milder symptoms.

Help young people return to their normal lives

About a month ago, Health Canada had approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents 12 years and older. Both Pfizer and Moderna use mRNA technology.

Supriya Sharma, Chief Medical Adviser of Health Canada, after approving the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents, once said: “Although young people are unlikely to have serious COVID-19 cases, access to a safe and effective vaccine will help control the disease to their families. Spread with friends, the latter may face a higher risk of complications.”

“It will also help our children return to a more normal life, they have experienced such a difficult time in the past year.”

To date, more than 65% of eligible Canadians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The dose of vaccine provided by Canada is also increasing.

Canada approved Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12-17

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There is hope this summer and this fall

Prime Minister Trudeau announced on Friday that Canada will receive 2 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine every week from now to the end of August.

Canada will also distribute 40 million doses of vaccine by the end of this month, which is more than Canada’s total population of approximately 38 million.

Trudeau said all of this gave Canadians a “reason for hope.”

“The more people vaccinated, the safer we will be and the closer we will get through this crisis.”

“In other words, you have reason to have hope for this summer and autumn.”

12 teenagers mistakenly hit Moderna

Earlier, some young people in Canada had been mistakenly given the Moderna vaccine.

At the end of May, 12 people in British Columbia who were supposed to be vaccinated by Pfizer were accidentally vaccinated with Moderna.

(source:internet, reference only)

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