Sunday, September 26, 2021

Moderna mRNA vaccine approved in Australia for children 12 years and older

Following provisional approval by the Australian Drug Regulatory Agency, children 12 years of age and older are now eligible to receive the Moderna mRNA vaccine to vaccinate the CCP virus.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said on September 4 that the decision has been made quickly and the regulator said the vaccine meets its safety standards for use in Australia.

Prior to this, people 18 years and older had provisionally approved Moderna’s Spikevax (elastomer) vaccine on August 9.

The recommended dose of Moderna is the same as for adults, 28 days apart between the two doses.

“Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has shown strong efficacy in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 and severe COVID-19 in clinical trials,” TGA said in a statement. Media release September 4.

“The vaccine has also received regulatory approvals or authorizations from many countries, and is widely used in the United Kingdom, Canada, the European Union, the United States, Switzerland and Singapore.”

Moderna’s Spikevax is the second mRNA vaccine provisionally approved in Australia.

Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines use a synthetic genetic code called RNA to give cells instructions on how to make the unique spike protein of the Chinese Communist Party virus. The CCP virus is commonly known as the new coronavirus.

According to TGA, when the body makes a protein encoded by an mRNA vaccine, it recognizes the spike protein as a foreign substance and initiates an immune response against it. Regulators say that the RNA from the vaccine will not change or interact with human DNA in any way.

“Australians can believe that the TGA’s review process for SPIKEVAX (elastomers) is strict,” TGA’s media release said. “The decision to temporarily approve the vaccine also referred to the expert advice of the Vaccine Advisory Committee, an independent committee with expertise in the scientific, medical and clinical fields (including consumer representatives).”

Boris Johnson meets Scott Morrison
On June 15, 2021, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the garden at 10 Downing Street, London, England. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A day ago, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed that Australia will obtain another 4 million doses of Pfizer vaccine through an exchange agreement with the United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Morrison also announced a similar 500,000-dose Pfizer drug swap agreement with Singapore, which is a supplement to the 1 million doses purchased from Poland in early August.

The extra dose and the prolonged lockdown in New South Wales and Victoria have led to an increase in vaccination rates in Australia, as state leaders have stated that they will not give more freedom or lift the lockdown until more people are vaccinated.

The Australian National Cabinet has developed a phased plan to reopen the country in accordance with the achieved vaccination goals, as it is transitioning from a strategy of suppressing the virus to learning to coexist with it.

At present, in stage A, once 70% of people are fully vaccinated, the next stage will be triggered. It is said that the blockade and restrictions will be relaxed by then; once 80% of people are vaccinated, stage C will begin, and international travel may be affected. restart.

Carden Pearson

Caden Pearson is a journalist based in Australia with a background in screenwriting and documentaries.Contact him at [email protected]

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

Moderna mRNA vaccine approved in Australia for children 12 years and older
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