FDA holds back on approving Moderna vaccine for teens

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The FDA holds back on approving the Moderna vaccine for teens, while it investigates a new potential health risk.

Officials say they want to take a look at whether Moderna’s vaccine for adolescents poses a risk for myo-card-itis, a rare inflammatory condition.

Researchers want to study the risks among younger men who took the Moderna vaccine, compared to those who took the Pfizer vaccine.

It may take several weeks for FDA regulators to determine the potential risks. Parents who want their children vaccinated can still do so with Pfizer.

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