Oklahoma City-based The Lynn Institute has already been engaged by Moderna as a COVID-19 vaccine trial site location that’s supporting the mRNA-based MRNA-1273 study on teens aged 13 to 17 in addition to studies with both Pfizer (BNT162b2) and Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine. While the current Moderna vaccine is available to adults 18 and older, now a study starting in July tests the vaccine on children aged 2 to 12.
Lots of Participation
Parents are concerned about their kids becoming infected with SARS-Cov-2, the virus behind COVID-19. There is no authorized treatment for early onset, asymptomatic or mild to moderate COVID-19, representing 90% of the cases. Carlos Blanco, CEO of Lynn Institute, recently shared with local media FOX23 News that lots of parents from all over the State of Oklahoma are bringing their kids into the study as there are no approved vaccines to be used for children under age 15 and younger as they naturally seek protection from school transmission. Currently, Pfizer’s two-dose vaccine can be used by teens 16 and 17 but not younger.
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