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EMA approves use of Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year olds

The European Medicines Agency has approved the use of the Moderna Covid vaccine in teens and adolescents, aged 12 to 17.

It follows a trial involving more than 3,700 children.

The study showed the vaccine produced a comparable antibody response in teens and adolescents to that seen in young adults.

The vaccine is already approved for those aged 18 and over.

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Europe's Health Commissioner says they want to make sure children can continue to live their lives in the safest possible way.

Stella Kyriakides says beyond the decisions of governments, this is a decision to be made by parents with their children.

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