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COVID-19: Health Canada received Moderna’s application for approval of vaccinating children under 5

Canada's deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo said at a virtual news conference on Friday that Canada has received an official application from Moderna for the approved use of the COVID-19 vaccine for children under five. Though declining to speak on behalf of Health Canada or provide an exact date, Njoo said that there will be more updates in the coming weeks, responding to a reporter’s question about the U.S. regulators authorizing the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers earlier that day.