The European Medicines Agency recommended authorizing Moderna’s in 12- to 17-year-olds on Friday. It’s still awaiting approval from the .
A study involving more than 3,700 children showed that the shots produced a comparable antibody response to that seen in adults, the EU regulator said. It comes nearly two months after Moderna announced the vaccine’s.
Previously, Pfizer’s vaccine was the only one approved for teens in Europe, the Associated Press noted.
More than 137 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine had been administered in the US as of Friday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and nearly 62 million people have been fully vaccinated with it. Across the 27 EU member states, more than 35 million doses have been administered, according to European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control data.
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