Watch live: FDA advisory panel meets to discuss Covid vaccines in infants and children

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A key Meals and Drug Administration panel is maintaining a gathering Thursday to talk referring to the expend of Covid-19 vaccines in younger of us as younger as 6 months pale.

The FDA’s Vaccines and Connected Natural Products Advisory Committee meeting comes the identical day Moderna said it has requested the U.S. agency to develop the emergency expend of its Covid-19 vaccine in adolescents ages 12 to 17. The vaccine used to be authorized for adults in December.

Pfizer and German partner BioNTech were cleared closing month to make expend of their vaccine for 12-to-15-one year-olds.

U.S. regulators are expected to grant Moderna’s ask to be used in teenagers. The approval assignment could moreover take care of shut a couple of month, appropriate in time for tumble classes. Pfizer and BioNTech requested expanded expend of their shot in adolescents on April 9, as an instance, and were authorized by the FDA on Would possibly possibly presumably well 10.