CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — Moderna says its vaccine is 96% effective in protecting kids between 12 and 17 years old against COVID-19. That data is from a study of more than 3,2000 participants who received at least one dose of the vaccine.
The Cambridge-based biotech company also said none of the participants had severe reactions to the first or to the second shot.READ MORE: Caught On Video: Gunman Opens Fire On Staten Island
“No serious safety concerns have been identified to date,” Moderna said about the trial on teens.READ MORE: New York Poised To Lift Most COVID Restrictions As Vaccination Rate Hovers Around 70%
Moderna said another study of the vaccine on children 6 months to 11 years old is ongoing but didn’t give further details.MORE NEWS: Results Are In: New Yorkers Rank Pepperoni As Top Pizza Topping
Earlier this week Moderna, which is expanding its manufacturing plant and lab in Norwood, said a third vaccine booster dose it developed shows it works against the more contagious South African and Brazilian variants.