Moderna Plans COVID-19 Vaccine Trial For Infants: WSJ

  • Moderna Inc MRNA is reportedly planning to evaluate its COVID-19 vaccine in infants aged three months to 6 months.
  • According to the Wall Street Journal report, the company is in the final stages of planning the study, to be named BabyCove.
  • It is expected to begin enrolling approximately 700 babies in September.
  • Related: FDA Committee Backs Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines For Toddlers, Youngest Children
  • The new study would test the appropriate dose level in babies, Jacqueline Miller, Moderna's senior vice president and head of infectious-disease research, said during a meeting of advisers to the FDA.
  • The spokesman said Moderna plans to use a modified version of its shot that targets the original coronavirus strain and the omicron variant. 
  • Related: Moderna's Updated COVID-19 Shot Boosts Omicron Protection.
  • The babies would receive a primary series of two doses, given eight weeks apart to match schedules for pediatrician visits. 
  • Price Action: MRNA shares are down 2.13% at $125.79 during the premarket session on the last check Thursday.
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