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Covid vaccines for Australian children aged six months to five years may be approved in weeks

Moderna application under consideration as company announces testing of combined shot for flu and coronavirus

Australian children aged five and under could be in line to receive a Covid-19 vaccination within a matter of weeks, the federal government has confirmed, as tests begin on a combined shot for flu and coronavirus.

The health minister, Mark Butler, said the Therapeutic Goods Administration was considering an application from the drug maker Moderna to allow its vaccines to be given to children aged from six months to five years old.

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