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Moderna announced Friday that it has requested emergency use authorization for its omicron COVID-19 booster shots for children aged 6-17 years old.

Driving the news: The application for the bivalent vaccine for children ages 6 months to under 6 years old is expected to be completed later this year, the company said on Twitter.

Of note: Doses of bivalent Moderna vaccine for children aged 6-17 years are expected to come from the same vials currently used for vaccinating adults, per the CDC.

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