The Rodriguez family participates in Moderna's KidCOVE clinical trial.

Moderna asks FDA to approve COVID vaccine for children under 6

By Nancy Chen, CBS News

Moderna announced Thursday morning that it’s asking the FDA to approve its COVID vaccine for kids under 6 years old. If authorized for emergency use, it would become the first eligible vaccine for kids younger than 5. CBS News’ Nancy Chen spoke to Moderna’s chief medical officer as well as a parent of two children who participated in the trial.

UW Health and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health played an integral role in the national ‘KidCOVE’ clinical trial that helped make this important step possible.

The story below features UW–Madison and local heroes the Rodriguez family, who are participants in the KidCOVE study …