Health Canada says Moderna has asked the agency to approve its vaccine for children 6-11 years old.
Health Canada is considering an application from Moderna to use its "Spikevax" COVID-19 shot on kids between the ages of 6 and 11.
(1/2) Health Canada has received a submission from Moderna to authorize the use of its Spikevax #CovidVaccine in children 6 to 11 years of age https://t.co/ZYRO6QKXav #Covid19— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) November 16, 2021
"As with all COVID-19 vaccines, the Department will prioritize the review of this submission, while maintaining its high scientific standards for safety, efficacy and quality", the agency Tweeted out this morning.
It's the second pediatric COVID-19 shot that is seeking approval in Canada.
Pfizer-BioNTech has also applied to Health Canada for authorization on its child-sized doses.
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