Moderna’s (NASDAQ:MRNA) Chief Medical Officer Paul Burton mentioned the corporate’s COVID vaccine to be used in kids under six years of age can be prepared for evaluation by a panel U.S. Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) when it meets in June, CBS reported.
Final week (April 28), the corporate submitted a request to the FDA for emergency use authorization (EUA) of the COVID-19 vaccine in kids aged six months to 6 years. Moderna had famous that it expects to finish the submitting in per week.
“I feel the FDA now have, , all the core elementary information they want to have the ability to start that software evaluation,” Burton mentioned in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation.
An FDA panel is predicted to satisfy in June.
On the query of efficacy Burton mentioned, “Now the quantity, 50%, I do know is- is usually decrease than we’re used to seeing with out our- our vaccine, but it surely’s as a result of this examine was performed throughout a time of Omicron.”
Burton famous that the security profile seen with this vaccine in these younger kids was “very reassuring.”