Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is “highly effective” in age 12-17

Manila, Philippines – The United States (US) biotech firm Moderna said on Tuesday that mRNA -1273 COVID-19 vaccine is “highly effective” in age 12-17 as data shown in their trials and the company would seek regulators’ approval by month of June.

“We are encouraged that mRNA-1273 was highly effective at preventing Covid-19 in adolescents,” CEO Stephane Bancel said in a statement.

“We will submit these results to the US FDA and regulators globally in early June and request authorization.” she added.

US bioNtech firm Moderna said two-thirds from 3,732 adolescents aged 12 to 17 received their second dose of vaccines, while the rest of the study enrolled received placebo.

After the study, adolescents who received their second dose reveal that no cases of symptomatic COVID-19 were observed.

Meanwhile, in placebo, 4 cases of asymptomatic COVID-19 were observed which means that the shots were 100% effective.

Most of the side effects observed were mild or moderate. Part of which include injection site pain, muscle ache, headache, fatigue, and chills.

Covid-19 Vaccine Updates

So far, the country has received a total of 5.5 million doses of SinoVac COVID-19 vaccines from which 1 million doses were donated by the Chinese government.

The Philippine government has distributed at least 7,671,120 doses of COVID vaccines as of May 18, 2021. Each person needs 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

As of May 25, 1,029,061 were fully vaccinated and 3,466,314 received their first dose. The government has administered a total of 4,495,375 doses of vaccines in total as of this writing.

The government achieved a 7-day average of vaccinated individuals of 108,540. Likewise, they (government) assure that the vaccines are free for all.

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Latest COVID-19 Tally as of May 26, 2021 (Philippines)

As of May 26, the Department of Health (DOH) said that the number of active cases in the Philippines has increased by 5,310 giving a total active cases to 46,037. 7,408 were reported new recoveries giving the total number of recoveries to 1,127,770. Complete details are presented in the table below.

ClassificationNo. of Cases
New Cases5,310
Total Active Cases46,037
Total Recoveries1,127,770
Total Deaths20,169
Total Covid-19 Cases1,193,976

View here the complete information about Covid-19 updates in the Philippines as of May 26, 2021.
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