Canada’s drug regulator approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for infants and preschoolers Thursday, making it the first vaccine approved for that age group in the country.
Health Canada now says the Moderna vaccine can be given to young children between the ages of six months and five years old in doses one-quarter the size of that approved for adults.
“After a thorough and independent scientific review of the evidence, the department has determined that the vaccine is safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 in children between 6 months and 5 years of age,” the department said in a statement posted to Twitter.
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says the vaccine “may” be offered to children under 5. While serious illness among children is rare, the committee said the number of children hospitalized for COVID-19 shot up dramatically as the Omicron variant spread rampantly last winter.
“While most children in this age group have relatively mild disease, some do experience severe illness, especially those with underlying medical conditions,” said NACI chair Dr. Shelley Deeks in a statement Thursday.
The average monthly rate young children hospitalized because of COVID-19 increased from 1.4 per 100,000 children under five in the first two years of the pandemic to 15.9 per 100,000 in the first three months of 2022.
Health Canada said it will continue to keep a close on the safety of the vaccine, and has required Moderna to provide updated data on both the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.
In its decision posted on the Health Canada website, the agency said Phase 3 trial results for the drug show the immune response in children six months to five years old was comparable to Moderna’s vaccine for 18 to 25-year-olds.
The approval expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to nearly two million children in Canada, though where and when the vaccine will be given to kids will be determined by provinces.
This is utterly disgusting. We know all the trials were fraudulent and the more people get Quackcinnated the more people become sick.
We also know this changes the DNA of the host. How is this possible these mRNA “vaccines” get approved.
I’m calling for a national walk out of all people until there is accountability in the government health officials.