Low dose Moderna Covid jab could be given to infants and young children in Australia
Young children and babies up to six months could soon be eligible for a Covid vaccine
- Australian Regulators Assess Dosage of Moderna Spikevax for Infants and Young Children
- There are currently no approved Covid vaccines for children under the age of four.
- Modern Australia has requested that the vaccine be extended to younger children
- Spikevax is currently only available for children over the age of six.
Babies as young as six months and toddlers as young as five years old will soon be able to get a Covid vaccine.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has confirmed that it is evaluating a request from Moderna to extend its Spikevax vaccine to young children.
The shot is approved for children age six and older, but a low dose of the vaccine is now being tested for use in younger children.
There are currently no approved Covid vaccines for Australian children under the age of five.
Australian regulators have confirmed that they are now evaluating a low dose of Moderna Spikevax for infants and young children (file image)
On Friday, the TGA confirmed that it is considering using a low dose of Spikevax.
This dose would include 25 micrograms in 0.25 ml of the vaccine, which is below 50 micrograms in the 0.25 ml measure currently used for children ages six to 11.
It comes after another weekend full of protests from Australians demanding an end to vaccine mandates.
The Sydney and Melbourne CBDs were packed with thousands of disgruntled residents, many with homemade signs criticizing vaccination policies.
Protesters once again took to the streets of Sydney and Melbourne (pictured) to demand an end to vaccine mandates.
Flyers from the rally appeared under the banners of organizations including the Australian Freedom Rally, RiseUp Sydney, Millions Marsh, The People’s Revolution and Reclaim the Line.
One protester held up a banner that read: “Serving the people, no big pharma, no government coercion, no police intimidation.”
Surprisingly, protesters also used the opportunity to urge voters to put the major political parties last in the May 21 federal election.
Others were seen singing outside Victoria Police headquarters.
NSW, Victoria and Western Australia saw the biggest jumps in Covid cases on Saturday.
NSW saw a further 10,954 infections, Victoria recorded 12,160 cases and WA’s Covid count rose by 13,162.
LATEST COVID-19 DATA IN 24 HOURS:
NSW: 10,954 cases, 19 deaths, 1,377 in hospital, 58 in ICU
VIC: 12,160 cases, 22 deaths, 524 in hospital, 24 in ICU
TAS: 925 cases, no deaths, 39 in hospital, one in ICU
QLD: 6,130 cases, five deaths, 414 in hospital, 12 in ICU
ACT: 1,001 cases, no deaths, 71 in hospital, five in ICU
WA: 13,162 cases, two deaths, 292 in hospital, 10 in ICU
NT: 278 cases, no deaths, 18 in hospital, no one in ICU
SA: 3816 cases, five deaths, 217 in hospital, 11 in ICU