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Britain’s medicines watchdog approves Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 17

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After giving approval to Pfizer, UK’s watchdog has approved the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 17 years. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said in a statement that the jab was “safe and effective in this age group”.


It would now be up to government advisory body the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to recommend whether to start giving the jab, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said.


The JCVI said only 12 to 15 year olds deemed vulnerable should receive a vaccine — a more cautious approach than in the United States and the European Union.

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