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Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is provisionally approved for young children. This is what we know

Australian children aged six months to five years old could soon be rolling up their sleeves for a COVID-19 jab.

On Tuesday, Australia's national medical regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), announced Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine could safely be given to young children in doses one-quarter the size of that approved for adults.

It's the first time in Australia a COVID-19 vaccine has been provisionally approved for this age group.

But federal health minister Mark Butler stressed the TGA's decision was "just the first step in a process".

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A small girl is prepped for a COVID-19 vaccination as she sits on a woman's lap.

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