European agency clears Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended authorizing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 17, the first time the shot has been authorized for people under 18.

The EU drug regulator said research in more than 3,700 children aged 12 to 17 showed that the Moderna vaccine – already given the OK for adults across Europe – produced a comparable antibody response.

Until now, the vaccine made by

and German partner BioNTech has been the only option for

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United States buys 200 mln more doses of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech said on Friday the U.S. government has purchased 200 million additional doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to help with pediatric vaccination as well as possible booster shots – if they are needed.

A Biden administration official with knowledge of the contract said that as part of the agreement, Pfizer will provide the United States with 65 million doses intended for children under 12, including doses available immediately after the vaccine is authorized for that

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STOXX 600 heads for weekly loss as European mining stocks fall

2021-06-18 13:29:41

Mining stocks weighed on European shares on Friday, tracking a slide in commodity prices as a hawkish policy outlook from the US Federal Reserve cast a dampener on the fifth straight week of gains for the STOXX 600.

The mining index slipped 0.1 per cent, bringing total weekly declines to more than 5 per cent. The pan-European STOXX 600 was flat by 0708 GMT.

The benchmark STOXX 600 recently scaled record highs on assurances from the European Central

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Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine works in kids as young as 12

Moderna said Tuesday its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12, a step that could put the shot on track to become the second option for that age group in the U.S.

With global vaccine supplies still tight, much of the world is struggling to vaccinate adults in the quest to end the pandemic. But earlier this month, the U.S. and Canada authorized another vaccine – the shot made by Pfizer and BioNTech – to be used starting

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