The FDA has issued an alert to health providers who provide Moderna’s updated COVID-19 vaccine to children under the age of 11.



The Food and Drug Administration said there may be confusion over the dosage of the vaccine, which is available to children as young as 6 months of age.

According to the FDA, a single dose of Moderna’s current vaccine for children 6 months to 11 years old contains “notably more” than the 0.25 mL dosage children should receive.

The FDA said some health care providers may not realize that the single dose vial of the vaccine contains notably more than 0.25 mL of the vaccine.

Pediatricians and health providers should withdraw 0.25 mL from the vial and discard the rest, the FDA said.

Healthcare providers, parents and caregivers who have questions may contact FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at [email protected]. [source]