The regulator has so far approved 5 jabs for use in the EU: Pfizer and Moderna, which use messenger RNA technology, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.
The European Union's drug watchdog Thursday approved Moderna's anti-Covid
shot for children aged six to 11, the second vaccine
to be approved for younger children in the 27-member bloc.
"The EMA's human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended granting an extension of indication for the Covid
Spikevax to include use in children aged 6 to 11," the Amsterdam-based European Medicines Agency said in a statement.
The jab, developed by US-based pharmaceutical company Moderna, has already been approved for adults and children aged 12 and above.
"As in the older age group, the vaccine
is given as two injections in the muscles of the upper arm, four weeks apart," the EMA said.
shot called Comirnaty was greenlit for children aged five to 11 in November.
The regulator has so far approved five vaccines
for use in the EU: Pfizer
and Moderna, which use messenger RNA technology, AstraZeneca
, which use viral vector technology, and Novavax, which is based on a spike protein produced in a laboratory.