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Moderna seeks US authorization for COVID-19 vaccine in children under 6

A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on a counter at a pharmacy in Portland, Oregon, December 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on a counter at a pharmacy in Portland, Oregon, December 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

US biotech firm Moderna say in a statement it has submitted a request for an emergency use authorization in the United States for its COVID vaccine for children aged six months to under six years.

Children under six are the only age group that has yet to gain access to a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States and most countries.

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