Moderna asks Health Canada to authorize COVID-19 vaccine for young children

Approval would affect children aged six months to five years

Health Canada has approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged six months to five years. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Health Canada has received an application from Moderna to authorize use of its COVID-19 Spikevax vaccine in young children. 

The application was received Friday, according to the Health Canada website, and would affect children between the ages of six months to five years. Currently, children under five years old aren’t eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

The company applied for emergency use authorization for young children in the U.S. this week as well.

Nunavut and Nunavik rolled out vaccines for children aged five to 11 in November.

Canada is in the midst of yet another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, most jurisdictions have stopped tracking cases and nearly all COVID-19 related restrictions across the country have been lifted.

Health Canada did not immediately respond to questions regarding how long it might take the department to review the application, and there is no indication on when it could roll out upon approval.

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(10) Comments:

  1. Posted by John K on

    Great news.

    Give us methods to protect ourselves so we can stop traumatizing the people who seem not to be able to wear masks for whatever reason.

    • Posted by S on

      Anyone who wishes to wear a mask for religious reasons (there is no other reason to wear a mask) should be granted an exemption to wear a mask anywhere and anytime they’d like.

      No carded proof of religious affiliation is required; the desire to wear a mask is proof enough

  2. Posted by poor kids on

    This whole Vax thing is out of hand, educate your self. Unmask the children, and live life outside Turdeau’s adgenda!

    • Posted by John K on

      This is one of the traumatized people I was talking about.

  3. Posted by Listener on

    Insanity, not my kids!

    • Posted by John K on

      Ironic use of the word insanity.

  4. Posted by Researcher on

    You think so? Then look at what China is doing to its people in the name of covid, and then look at the death rate. Then look at the reasons for their passing. Perhaps your opinions on the definition of ‘insanity’ need some updating and tuning! Perhaps you should educate yourself outside of the legacy and also redefine the word ‘ironic.’ You may very well be up to your eyes in water so hot you can no longer see the world as you thought!

    • Posted by John K on

      dO yOuR oWn ReSeArCh!!

      So many words to say so little.

      And, “in the name of covid” my god, you sound like a fanatic.

      • Posted by Funny on

        Dear John K, how does doing your own research minimalize anything? Isnt the concept of research meant to broaden the subject’s horizon, sort to speak?

      • Posted by Split this hair for me? on

        I’m sincerely curious when you distinguish between ‘doing your own research’ as a genuine act of educating yourself on an issue, and “dO yOuR oWn ReSeArCh!!” as giving license to confirmation bias?


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