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A low dose of Moderna Covid jab could be given to babies and toddlers in Australia

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Babies as young as six-months-old and toddlers up to the age of five may soon be able to get a Covid jab.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration have confirmed they’re assessing an application by Moderna to extend its Spikevax vaccine to young children.

The jab is approved for kids aged six and over, but now a low dose of the vaccine is under assessment to be administered to younger children. 

Currently there are no approved Covid vaccines for Australian kids under the age of five. 

The Australian regulators have confirmed that they are now evaluating a low dose of the Moderna Spikevax for babies and toddlers (stock image)

The Australian regulators have confirmed that they are now evaluating a low dose of the Moderna Spikevax for babies and toddlers (stock image)

The Australian regulators have confirmed that they are now evaluating a low dose of the Moderna Spikevax for babies and toddlers (stock image)

On Friday, the TGA confirmed it is assessing using a low dose of Spikevax.

This dose would include 25 micrograms in 0.25ml of the vaccine – which is below the 50 micrograms in 0.25ml measurement that is currently used for children aged six to 11.

It comes after yet another weekend full of protests from Aussies demanding an end to vaccine mandates.

Sydney and Melbourne CBDs were packed with thousands of disgruntled residents, many carrying homemade signs blasting policies on vaccinations.

Protesters once again took to the streets of Sydney and Melbourne (pictured) to demand an end to vaccine mandates

Protesters once again took to the streets of Sydney and Melbourne (pictured) to demand an end to vaccine mandates

Protesters once again took to the streets of Sydney and Melbourne (pictured) to demand an end to vaccine mandates 

Flyers for the rally appeared under the banners for organisations including the Australian Freedom Rally, RiseUp Sydney, Millions Marsh, The People's Revolution and Reclaim the Line

Flyers for the rally appeared under the banners for organisations including the Australian Freedom Rally, RiseUp Sydney, Millions Marsh, The People's Revolution and Reclaim the Line

Flyers for the rally appeared under the banners for organisations including the Australian Freedom Rally, RiseUp Sydney, Millions Marsh, The People’s Revolution and Reclaim the Line

One protester held up a banner reading: ‘Serve the people, no big pharma, no govt coercion, no police bullying’. 

Surprisingly, the protestors also took the opportunity to urge voters to put the major politicals parties last at the federal election on May 21.

Others were seen chanting outside the headquarters of Victoria Police. 

NSW, Victoria and Western Australia saw the biggest jumps in Covid cases on Saturday.

NSW saw another 10,954 infections, Victoria recorded 12,160 cases and WA’s Covid tally climbed by 13,162.

LATEST 24-HOUR COVID-19 DATA: 

NSW: 10,954 cases, 19 deaths, 1377 in hospital, 58 in ICU

VIC: 12,160 cases, 22 deaths, 524 in hospital, 24 in ICU

TAS: 925 cases, no deaths, 39 in hospital, one in ICU

QLD: 6130 cases, five deaths, 414 in hospital, 12 in ICU

ACT: 1001 cases, no deaths, 71 in hospital, five in ICU

WA: 13,162 cases, two deaths, 292 in hospital, 10 in ICU

NT: 278 cases, no deaths, 18 in hospital, no one in ICU

SA: 3816 cases, five deaths, 217 in hospital, 11 in ICU

 

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