Coronavirus tally: CDC panel backs Moderna vaccine for children aged 6 to 17 in move that could add second option for that group

Coronavirus tally: CDC panel backs Moderna vaccine for children aged 6 to 17 in move that could add second option for that group
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A panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously Thursday to recommend Moderna's COVID vaccine for children and adolescents aged 6 to 17. The move is expected to lead CDC head Dr. Rochelle Walensky to sign off on the vaccine for that age group, offering a second option along with the vaccine developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech . The agency authorized the Moderna vaccine for adults in December of 2020 but has been reviewing it for a younger age g