Coronavirus Update: Takeda Contractor To Manufacture J&J Vaccine; Moderna Starts Pediatric Trial
Also, GSK Begins Vaccine Trial With Partner Medicago
Takeda agreed with its contract manufacturer to grant access to its dengue vaccine production capacity for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Frontrunner Moderna started a pediatric trial in children as young as six months. GSK and Medicago began the Phase III portion of a Phase II/III vaccine trial. And China is limiting inbound travel to people vaccinated with China-made vaccines.
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