Moderna spades also for children between 6 and 11 years

Coronavirus

The Moderna Piks is now also approved for children between the ages of 6 and 11

Swissmedic has approved Moderna’s corona vaccine for children between the ages of six and eleven. It is the second corona vaccine for children approved in Switzerland.

Children between the ages of six and eleven can now also be vaccinated against Corona with the Moderna vaccine.

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The Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products announced on Friday that the main study in children aged six to eleven years had shown that the immune response against the coronavirus triggered by the vaccine was comparable to that in young adults. It has therefore approved the indication extension of “Spikevax” from Moderna.

Children aged six and over receive half the dose twice compared to adults and adolescents aged twelve and over four weeks apart. Children with previous illnesses in particular could benefit from the vaccination, it is said.

Second approved vaccine for children

The most commonly reported side effects in the study were pain, redness, or swelling at the injection sites, tiredness, headache, chills, or nausea. They are similar to those of young people and adults. Swissmedic emphasizes that the side effects “usually” were mild to moderate and lasted only a few days.

“Spikevax” from Moderna is the second corona vaccine approved by Swissmedic for children. As early as December 2021, the Therapeutic Products Institute approved the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds. (abi)