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Omicron Boosters for Children Could Be Coming Soon



Photographer: Hannah Beier/Bloomberg

Moderna Inc. submitted regulatory applications for an updated Covid-19 booster shot for adolescents, the company said Friday. 

Moderna is seeking emergency use authorization for an updated shot targeting the BA.4 and BA.5 subtypes of the omicron variant for children between the ages of 6 and 17, the company said in a tweet Friday. Moderna plans to seek clearance for its Omicron-targeting booster for children 6 months to 5 years later this year.