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Moderna’s Covid Shot for Children and Teens Wins CDC Support

A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to a 4-year-old child in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US.

A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to a 4-year-old child in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US.

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Children and teens across the US are now eligible to receive Moderna Inc.’s Covid-19 shots after the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention granted the final clearance needed for injections to begin.

The recommendation by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky allows the use of two doses Moderna’s 50-microgram shot for children from 6 to 11 years old and two doses of its 100-microgram shot for children 12 to 17 years of age.