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Fauci Optimistic Over Moderna Vaccine for Teenagers
Moderna said Tuesday that its Covid-19 vaccine was 100 percent effective in a study of adolescents ages 12 to 17. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the infectious disease expert, was optimistic about the vaccine’s ability to ensure in-person school in the fall.
“The significance of the Moderna press release that they will have 12 to 18-year-old — that they will have an application in next month.” “Yeah, well, certainly that’s one of the things we would like to have, because if you put the Pfizer together, which already will be able to vaccinate, and are vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds, together with the recent data from Moderna, which likely would lead as we enter into the beginning of the new fall term, that hopefully we’ll be able to get adolescent vaccine. I mean, high school students vaccinated actually before they enter the fall term, which is really very good news. So now we have not only a single company, Pfizer, but it looks very much like we’ll have the source of another similar vaccine in mRNA for Moderna. So all good.”