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Moderna to seek US OK to use its vaccine for those aged 12 and up

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Moderna became the second pharmaceutical company on Tuesday to request that its coronavirus vaccine be granted approval for use in people aged 12 and up. The firms Pfizer and BioNTech already won approval for their vaccine, based on similar technology, for those age groups earlier this month. Moderna said its testing had shown that its jab did the job as well. “We are encouraged that mRNA-1273 was highly effective at preventing Covid-19 in adolescents. It is particularly exciting to see that the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine can prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection,” said Stephane Bancel, Moderna’s chief e…

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