Health Editor’s Note: It is very important that we are able to vaccinate children under 18 (Pfizer vaccine is approved for use in those 16-years old and up). Getting a safe, effective vaccine into children is paramount to protecting the entire population of the world. Children can get back to learning and living a normal life of a child…..Carol
by Caitlin O’Kane/CBS news
Moderna has begun testing its KidCOVE, is testing Moderna’s vaccine candidate in children ages 6 months to less than 12 years old.vaccine on young children, the company announced Tuesday. The study, called
“It is humbling to know that 53 million doses have been administered to people in the U.S.,” Stéphane Bancel, chief executive officer of Moderna, said in a statement. “We are encouraged by the primary analysis of the Phase 3 COVE study of mRNA-1273 in adults ages 18 and above and this pediatric study will help us assess the potential safety and immunogenicity of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate in this important younger age population.”
Moderna plans to enroll approximately 6,750 pediatric participants in the U.S. and Canada in the two-part study. In part 1, each participant ages 2 years to less than 12 years may receive one of two dose levels, while each participant ages six months to less than 2 years may receive one of three dose levels.
Following analysis, researchers will determine which dose will be used in part 2 of the study, which involves a placebo for comparison.
Children participating in the study will be followed for 12 months after receiving the second vaccination…… Read More:
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.