The use of the Moderna vaccine was expanded for boys and girls between 6 and 11 years old

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The Drug Evaluation and Registration Directorate (DERM) under the National Institute of Medicines, completed the evaluation of the documentation provided by the manufacturing laboratory ModernaTX Inc. on the clinical study corresponding to girls and boys between 6 and 11 years old.

According to the results obtained, the National Administration of Medicines, Food and Technology (ANMAT) recommended the incorporation of the mRNA vaccine against SARS COV-2 in the reference age group.

Thus, the aim is to further expand the options for vaccination in the pediatric population against COVID-19, not only because of the positive impact that this promotes individually, but also to sustain protection at the community level.

The studies conclude that the effectiveness of the vaccine in girls and boys aged 6 to 11 years meets the success criteria that have been specified in terms of immunogenicity and safety.

The data regarding safety and efficacy support the administration of a primary scheme consisting of two doses of the aforementioned vaccine with an interval of at least 28 days between both applications.

The authorization in Argentina of the vaccine against COVID-19 in girls and boys between 6 and 11 years of age from the Moderna laboratory is added to that already granted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Australia.

Once the consensus meetings have been held with ministers and the committee of experts to define the technical guidelines and recommendations, it will be available to continue strengthening vaccination in this age group.

In this way, Argentina continues to strengthen all instances to achieve the highest levels of coverage throughout its population, which has generated a positive health impact that is reflected in the decrease in hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 and the reduction in the stress of the health system.

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