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China’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine safe for children at lower dosage, tests find

CanSino Biologics’ single-dose Covid-19 vaccine, given at a lower dosage than that for adults, is safe and triggers an immune response in children aged six-17, results from a small trial showed.Researchers decided to lower the dosage after a few participants developed fever and headaches graded at level 2 severity – the second-lowest of four levels.In children, the lower dose triggered higher antibody levels than the dosage approved for use in adults in China, according to the peer-reviewed…


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