The EU drug watchdog said on Tuesday it hoped to rule in July on whether Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine could be used for 12- to 17-year-olds.
Following the US biotechnology companyThe European Medicines Agency’s request for conditional approval on Monday said it would conduct an “accelerated assessment”.
“The EMA will communicate the result of its assessment, which is expected in July, unless additional information is needed,” he said.
The agency said the Modern vaccine, which has been approved for adults in the EU since January, would be reconsidered using test results, including a large clinical trial in adolescents.
The regulator approved the first vaccine for European teens, from Pfizer / BioNTech, in May.
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