UW-Madison Physicians Position Imminent Child Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

UW-Madison Physicians Position Imminent Child Access to COVID-19

A University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) principal investigator suggests COVID-19 vaccines are right around the corner for at least children age 5 to 11. While SARS-CoV-2 infections have increased in young populations, researchers are talking to local media and indicating "promising news" for those parents that want their children vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr. William Hartman, a prominent physician and principal investigator, profiled previously in TrialSite, reports that the UW health system declares pediatric cases represent 30% of all new COVID-19 cases.

Local media ABC WKOW in Madison spoke with Hartman and Dr. Michael Gutzeit, Chief Medical Officer for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, providing an upbeat assessment of the ongoing Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial called KidCOVE. TrialSite reported that Moderna secured $144 million from taxpayers to conduct this study despite several billion dollars in the bank.

Hartman informed the local media that an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for mRNA-1273, Moderna's vaccine, could be available as soon as Halloween for children ages 5 to 11.

The KidCOVE Study


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